Man Duct Tapes Daughter and Puts Picture on Facebook
Prosecutors Say Man was "Just Playing Around"
A Chicago man charged with aggravated domestic battery told Prosecutors Wednesday he was “just playing around” when he bound his 1-year-old daughter with duct tape and put a picture of it on Facebook.
Andre Curry, 21, was arrested Dec 20. His bond was set at $100,000 Wednesday.
The photo, published by “The Smoking Gun,” shows a young girl with blue tape over her mouth and her wrists and ankles bound together with duct tape.
CBS Chicago reports:
At the bond hearing, an assistant Cook County State’s Attorney said on Dec. 15, the little girl was playing with a roll of blue painter’s tape when Curry taped her feet and hands, and put tape over her mouth.
Curry used a cell phone to take the picture and removed the duct tape after posting.
The accompanying caption suggested that the girl had been taped up as a disciplinary measure. The deliberately misspelled sentence read, “This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back. ; ).”
There was no mention at the bond hearing of Curry hitting the girl. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has since placed the girl in the custody of her mother.
The picture was taken down from Curry’s Facebook page, but screen shots of the photo have circulated around the Internet.
Curry is raising the girl on his own and has no criminal records.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says it is monitoring the situation, and could return the girl to her father within three weeks.