Police Investigate Facebook Pics of Child Bound with Tape
Internet backlash has turned into a police investigation for 21-year-old father Andre Curry after he posted a photo of his daughter bound with duct tape on Facebook, writing “this is wut happens wen my baby hits me back.”
The photo was uploaded in July and has since been posted on other sites like The Smoking Gun and TheDirty.com, where viewers have called Curry a child abuser. Chicago police say they were tipped off about the photo and are looking into the situation as an “ongoing investigation.”
Although Curry has removed the photo from his Facebook account, users who have seen the photo still target his page. While he hasn’t commented on the situation at all, his friend, Je’Vanna Cobbins, told The Smoking Gun that he was just “playing around,’ and would ‘never do anything to harm anyone.’
She said: ‘[He was] being playful with his child. People play with their child differently’.
What do you think about the photo Curry posted? Is that an acceptable way to play with your child? Should police investigate the situation?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.