The 21-year-old father who posted a photo on Facebook of his 1-year-old daughter bound with tape was charged with aggravated domestic battery last week:

Andre Curry, 21, of the 6100 block of South Racine Avenue was charged with aggravated domestic battery, according to a police News Affairs release.

The photo, published by and other websites, shows a girl with what appears to be blue tape over her mouth; her wrists and ankles are also bound with tape. The picture was posted under Curry’s profile.

According to, the man wrote on his Facebook page, “This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back. ; ).” under the photo.

The picture has since been removed but several Facebook friends posted comments about the photo. In one, a woman calls the man a “nasty dirty child abuser.” In another, a woman claims she called DCFS and pointed them in the direction of his profile.

It’s unclear whether the man removed the photo on his own or whether a user reported it as abuse. A Facebook post 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 have been investigating the incident since being notified of the photo on Dec. 14, spokesman Michael Sullivan said.


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