Man Charged After Photo of Girl Bound by Tape Posted to Facebook

Andre Curry, 21, of the 6100 block of South Racine Avenue was charged with aggravated domestic battery, officials said

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011  |  Updated 8:35 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Curry held on $100,000 bond; Attorney says incident was a "joke"

A 21-year-old Chicago man was charged Tuesday with aggravated domestic battery after he posted a photo of his 1-year-old daughter bound in duct tape on Facebook.

Andre Curry, 21, of the 6100 block of South Racine Avenue, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, officials said.

The photo Curry allegedly posted to his profile showed little girl with her hands bound by blue tape. Another strip of tape covered her mouth.

A caption with the photo read, "This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back."
 
The photo has since been removed, but it's not known if the man took it down or if it was reported as abusive to the social networking site. A post on Facebook about its website security says content that is “hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence” is not allowed on the site.

Chicago police and DCFS have been investigating since being notified of the photo on Dec. 14, said police spokesman Michael Sullivan.

DCFS spokesman Jimmie Whitelow confirmed the agency is investigating allegations of abuse in the case. DCFS has had no prior contact with the family. Whitelow would not comment on whether there were other children in the family

Curry is expected Wednesday in bond court.

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