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Dad puts photo of bound girl on Facebook

2011-12-22 08:04

Chicago - A US man accused of binding his young daughter's hands, legs and mouth with tape and then posting a picture of what he'd done on Facebook was ordered held on $100 000 bond on Wednesday.

After a brief hearing in which 21-year-old Andre Curry's attorney said the case had been "blown out of proportion" because it had been posted on the internet, Judge Laura Sullivan made it clear she didn't agree.

Sullivan accepted each one of the prosecutor's suggestions, from not allowing Curry to have any contact with the 22-month old girl or any other minors to prohibiting him from using the internet.

Curry, who was charged late Tuesday with a felony count of aggravated domestic battery, has to come up with $10 000 to be released from jail.

He did not offer any explanation of his actions to the judge, but after the hearing Assistant Public Defender Anand Sundaram said Curry did not intend to hurt the child or punish her, but that he was just having fun.

"That's my belief," said Sundaram, whose own suggestion that Curry be placed on electronic surveillance was denied by the judge. Sundaram declined to comment further.

The child's photograph was circulated around the country before Curry's Facebook page was ultimately taken down.

During the hearing, Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti said Curry was playing with his daughter on December 13 when, after seeing the girl playing with blue duct tape, took the tape and used it to tape the child's wrists, ankles and mouth, though the police report said he used painter's tape.

She said he then used a cellphone camera to take a picture and post it on his Facebook page with a note, "This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back [sic]," completing the sentence by adding, she said, a smiley face."

Antonietti said Curry has admitted to police that he used the duct tape and took a picture of his daughter.

Curry is scheduled to return to court next Tuesday.
 

Comments
  • spartanx93 - 2011-12-22 08:29

    Americans are also clueless bunch...

      Go - 2011-12-22 09:14

      sick idiot, hope "baba" in prison reads or hears all about this little tossers fondness for bondage

      Ma - 2011-12-22 09:47

      SPARTAN. That is a really stupid comment. Want to see Clueless. Have a look at a Malema Follower. Now that's Clueless!!!

      goyougoodthing - 2011-12-22 14:29

      I think the guy is a little whacko, but a BDSM paedophile is hardly going to paste it on the internet...

      Squeegee - 2011-12-22 18:02

      Yes spartfart, all Americans - all 300 million of them do this sort of thing every day. Idiot - your'e almost as bad as this guy who should not be allowed to have children again.

  • ludlowdj - 2011-12-22 08:34

    Big Brother is watching you, even when he's not. What a waste of taxpayer time and money. If this doesn't make people realize that "America the great" is the true enemy of free people nothing will. The Senates pushing through of s.1867 means that there is no longer a right to a fair trial or indeed to a trail at all, The US has officially declared itself a war zone under martial law. The bottom line here is that in reality in the absence of proof that the little girl was harmed in any way, or indeed that there was any malice or ill intent on the part of the father this matter would not have even made the papers. Countries need to limit their exposure to US influence and be on their guard against undue interference and threats from the new enemy of the free world.

      John - 2011-12-22 09:04

      Are you suggesting that the courts do nothing?? Just wait until he carries it further and harms or physically abuses her? Any parent who will do that to a 22month old baby has a problem. Why wait till the damage is done.

      Lee - 2011-12-22 10:09

      What bollocks! Enemies of the people are those that plunder, rape, murder etc etc. I know and love many people who live in that country, and I, as would they, would hate to have them branded as enemies of the free world!

      Louwhan - 2011-12-22 16:20

      @Lee - I think the commment was refering to the US government, not Americans.2 very different things. THere are big changes on its way to the US, providing that Ron Paul makes it to the white house.

  • kerrimg - 2011-12-22 08:40

    i am glad he put it on Facebook so he was caught was he was doing to his own child........lock him up for ever

  • an0nthinker - 2011-12-22 08:54

    When children have children....

  • Vaaldonkie - 2011-12-22 09:25

    What nonsense.

  • natalie.march - 2011-12-22 09:30

    i think he was messing around, and not to do the intent of hurting the child.... lots of people play with the child... not to the extent of hurting it... and clearly if you gonna hurt your child you will not put it on facebook

      Werner - 2011-12-22 10:08

      Thank you. Someone who actually have brains

      kayceechick - 2011-12-22 11:59

      EXACTLY, wow think people, if this guy was abusing his child do you think he would advertise it? If anything people should feel sorry for this dad. My mother would let us cover ourselves in paint, next thing you know she will be arrested for 'trying to suffocate us in paint'. Kids will be kids

      pws69 - 2011-12-22 19:08

      Maybe if the kid was 10 years old, but to a 22 month old? Come on, you cannot be serious. BTW, if you google stupidity, you might be astounded at the number of people doing the dumbest things on the planet, like bragging about rape, theft, and other crimes.

  • natalie.rutherfordglinister - 2011-12-22 09:31

    I hope there will be photos on facebook of him locked up in jail

  • Ma - 2011-12-22 09:46

    Nope. This guy was wrong. That child was helpless and things can go wrong if people do that. Lock him up.

      Werner - 2011-12-22 10:09

      .....ITS ONLY DUCT TAPE, NOT ANTHRAX!!!

      Mark - 2011-12-22 10:56

      Werner can we tie you up with duct tape and see if you like it? Only a bully would do such a thing for "fun".

      Werner - 2011-12-22 11:19

      Yeah sure. come and try

  • Mashudu - 2011-12-22 09:47

    most of this sickness happens in America. I'm just not sure if they want to be famous.

      fishycraig - 2011-12-22 10:34

      Yes, thank god we don't believe in raping a baby to cure AIDS in this country. Lets be thankful that we live in a country where the rights of women and children are upheld and there is no abuse here. (That is sarcasm Mashudu just in case you don't get it.)

      Sheik - 2011-12-22 17:39

      We are no better than anyone out there, in fact, if you looked around you'll see we the odd one's out.

  • Lee - 2011-12-22 10:01

    And WHAT I wonder, was the reaction of that tiny helpless little girl....did she also think it was just 'fun'? Wonder how it felt when that tape was pulled of that delicate baby skin....?

  • frans.grobler3 - 2011-12-22 10:20

    Alot of you who have drilled the Dad I think do not have kids of there own, well i have 3 all over 20 now did we not have fun in our young days me also at time been caught with some or other gag. Today will still love each other even more also when recalling the past gags and pictures reflects. One thought if he really intended to harm her why post it on the internet - It seems to me he spends alot of time with his daughter which is a good thing.

  • - 2011-12-22 10:37

    context people, context.....

  • rashaad0hendricks01 - 2011-12-22 10:42

    I can actually imagine myself doing something like this without any malicious intent.

      Mark - 2011-12-22 11:00

      You're sick dude.

      Werner - 2011-12-22 11:19

      Dont worry about the dr phil fairy, rashaad. I know where you are coming from

  • Charmain - 2011-12-22 12:08

    DO THAT TO HIM JUST CUT EVERYTHING OFF FIRST

  • AyGeeWils - 2011-12-22 12:42

    We should not go jumping to conclusions without all the facts - I ask - if he is innocent what good will it do the child now if her farther is in prison and he cannot support her - the implications for her future may be way worse than this one stupidity.

  • Gavin - 2011-12-22 14:05

    If they can put one american of them on the moon, why can't we put all of them there ?

  • codyfreeman - 2011-12-22 14:13

    The guy was obviously just playing with his daughter and it was interpreted by incorrectly by the public. Heres a link to the actual photo, you can see shes in no distress http://naijagists.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/wpid-ac.jpg

      Stefan - 2011-12-22 14:19

      Ya Cody as if you can see or know, I think it's really possible she is in distress, to me as Dad with a child that age I'll kill the bastard, but yes surely you do not have a child that age, else I presume you and your hubby do funny things as well ???

      Stefan - 2011-12-22 14:22

      Oh Yea, Chromium like he, no wonder you like this, Sicko !!

      codyfreeman - 2011-12-22 15:48

      Stefan, you're retarded. Kindly gtfo this website and let the people with IQs greater than a single digit converse.

  • Nicardo - 2011-12-22 16:07

    American as sick people in their heads, finish and klaar!

  • Silvana - 2011-12-22 16:15

    Sick bastard. Put the duck tape on his pubic hairs and rip it off, then we'll see how much fun he thinks that is. Paedophile in the making.

  • cfmarais1 - 2011-12-22 18:10

    O ok, so if someone has a misguided, immature sense of humour, you have them locked up???? Jeez. Counsel the guy, don't jail him. That's just overreaction!

  • pws69 - 2011-12-22 19:06

    The kids was 22 months old for goodness sakes! The only silver lining is what prisoners do to child abusers. I'm guess he won't call that playing, useless piece of excrement.

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