Dad Accused of Binding Girl Banned from Birthday Party

Judge decides next week on supervised visits

By Lisa Balde
|  Thursday, Feb 16, 2012  |  Updated 6:55 AM CDT
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Photo of Bound Girl a "Misunderstanding"

Andre Curry

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Mother: Girl's Father Isn't a Monster

A Chicago mother wants the public to know that a photo showing her daughter bound with duct tape was meant as a lighthearted joke and that the girl's father is not the monster many are calling him.

Photo of Bound Girl a "Misunderstanding"

Andre Curry, 21, of the 6100 block of South Racine Avenue was charged with aggravated domestic battery, officials said.
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The man accused of posting a photo to Facebook of his young daughter bound with painter’s tape can't attend the girl's second birthday.

A judge ruled last month Andre Curry, 21, cannot have contact with his daughter, any child under age 18 or the daughter's mother, Yesmin Doss. That means the girl's birthday on Thursday is off limits, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Curry was charged in December with aggravated domestic battery and unlawful restraint in the incident and remained in jail until Judge Lawrence Flood late last month reduced bond to $30,000 from $100,000.

Curry pleaded not guilty to the charges, and his family insists the photo with the caption, "“This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back,” was a joke. Doss told NBCChicago Curry is a "great father."

Still Curry must wait until next week to find out whether Judge Flood will allow him to see his daughter. During a brief Wednesday hearing, the judge said he's leaning toward supervised visits, according to the Sun-Times. But first Curry must take a drug test.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services also determined Curry should get twice-a-week supervised visit, his attorney told the paper.

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