Bond Reduced For Man Who Posted Picture Of Daughter Bound With Tape

CHICAGO (CBS) — Bond has been reduced for the Chicago man who made national headlines when he posted a picture on Facebook of his toddler daughter bound with tape .

A judge on Friday afternoon set bond at $30,000 for Andre Curry, significantly less than the $100,000 bond on which he had been held since late last year. Several hours later, Currey walked out of the Cook County Jail.

The most serious charge  Curry, 21, faces is aggravated battery, which carries a maximum sentence of 7 years.

A handful of Andre Curry’s family, friends and supporters were in the courtroom. They had long contended the original bond was too high and unfair.

“He didn’t do anything to harm this child. She was never hurt, never in danger. He just made a mistake,” Brandi Phillips, Andre Curry’s mother, told reporters.

Curry previously was barred from having contact with his daughter. As part of the bond reduction Friday, he also cannot have contact with the girl’s mother, and he is obligated to cooperate with investigators from the state’s child-welfare agency.

The baby’s mother, Yesmin Doss, says she doesn’t believe Curry poses a threat to their child.

The Englewood man first drew the attention of authorities last year, when he posted a picture of his small  daughter bound and gagged with tape with the message, “This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back. ; ).”

The posting elicited angry comments from Internet users and prompted a police investigation. Prosecutors say Curry used duct tape to restrain the girl. Curry’s attorney says it was painter’s tape.

  • Roberta Waker

    And what is the name of the Judge that lowered his bond so he can go free? With Judges like this, no wonder crime is rampant; too many criminals are out on bond and committing more crimes. Dumb move, Judge.

  • Afro

    They reduce this worthless POS bond but the little white boy who got his friends to help him even a score from himself being attacked by a mob of 20, and needs to be back in school with his school mates doesn’t get a reduction see how racist it is towards whites!

    • THEE Yard Yard

      Yell it from the mountain ‘Fro !!!!!!!!! The very existence of negros is a crime against humanity!!!!

  • chad

    why are my comments not being posted?

  • Dominic

    Must be a good father. Doesn’t even have $3K to his name to get out – so his “church” gave him the money. Let me guess, high school dropout, no job, mom’s on welfare, car with no insurance, IQ of 30. Your typical baby daddy. Where are you Jesse Jackson? What, no cameras around, so you’re not interested? What do you do for the black community, except to help your family and collect a big check for doing nothing?

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