Man Found Guilty In Facebook Photo Case

Andre Curry convicted of battery after bounding daughter with tape, posting photo

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012  |  Updated 2:46 PM CDT
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Mother: Girl's Father Isn't a Monster

Andre Curry could face up to 7 years in prison.

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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.

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.
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A man charged with tying up his daughter and posting her picture on Facebook was found guilty of battery charges on Thursday.

Andre Curry taped his then-22-month-old daughter's mouth shut and bound her hands together before posting the picture on the social media network last year. He claimed the incident was meant to be a joke.

Last week, Curry was cleared of unlawful restraint charges in the case, but the judge ruled in favor of prosecutors Thursday because they were able to prove that obstructing the girl's nose amounts to domestic battery, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Curry was convicted of two battery charges in the case and could face a maximum of seven years in prison, or a minimum sentence of probation.

He will be sentenced on November 29.

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