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Father Indicted For Taping Up Toddler

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Jan 9, 2012 11:30PM

Andre Curry (Chicago Police Department Booking Photo)
The father who posted a photo to Facebook of his 22-month-old daughter bound in painters tape has been indicted, charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint. If convicted, Andre Curry, 21, could face up to seven years jail time. The South Side father was also barred from using the internet while the the charges are pending. He was ordered held on $100,000 bond and may not have contact with his daughter or any other children.

The Tribune writes:

Chicago police said they began investigating Dec. 14, after the photo was brought to their attention. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which was brought in to investigate the incident, said it had no prior contact with the family.

Curry's attorney, Anand Sundaram, said last month the child was never harmed or in danger. He said DCFS had already intervened, placed the girl with her mother and granted Curry supervised visitation. But DCFS declined to confirm those details.

Last month, Curry took a photo of his toddler daughter, wrapped up with blue painters tape, after she was playing with it. He posted the photo to Facebook with the caption "This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back. ;)" Curry has said he was just playing around and is devastated by what has happened.