A 2-year-old girl was buried up to her neck in the sand by her mother and father so they could leave her alone and have sex in the sea.
The couple, who are both 29 years old, was spotted by witnesses cavorting around on the beach before putting on an obscene display.
After placing the kid in the sand, they went to spend some time in the ocean.
According to reports, the 2-year-old girl was abandoned as temperatures soared over 35 degrees Celsius.
The girl reportedly suffered burns and sunstroke after the incident.
According to the people who saw the incident, the couple was seen kissing and fumbling on the sand while the toddler was immobilized on the beach.
The couple was held after resisting arrest when police officers arrived at the scene.
Drugs, including ecstasy, marijuana, and 200 sedative Rivotril pills were found in the handbag of the 29-year-old mother.
The 2-year-old girl was hungry and sunburnt when she was rescued.
According to the police, the girl was buried in the sand for 45 minutes.
The minor was taken into temporary care.
The incident happened on Monday at a beach in the Atlantic Ocean Resort of Santa Clara Del Mar in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The police did not release the names of the couple.
The father of the 2-year-old girl is reportedly from Argentina, but the mother is from Paraguay.
A second man with the family who had been on the beach with them is said to have fled the scene before the police came.
According to reports, the temperature was around 95 degrees Fahrenheit when the girl was buried in the sand.