Father Indicted For Taping Up Toddler
By Samantha Abernethy in News on Jan 9, 2012 11:30PM
Andre Curry (Chicago Police Department Booking Photo)
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.