Dad Can Visit Daughter He Bound With Tape, Photographed For Facebook Page

CHICAGO (STMW) — A Cook County judge on Friday allowed Andre Curry to see the toddler he bound in tape and photographed — and then posted the picture on Facebook.

Judge Lawrence Flood said Curry can visit with the girl under the supervision of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services workers at neutral sites — anywhere but the home of any of the family members involved, Sun-Times Media is reporting.

Curry, 21, was released from Cook County Jail in January after Flood reduced his bond for domestic battery from $100,000 to $30,000.

Once he was out, DCFS evaluated Curry and determined that he should be able visit his daughter twice a week with supervision, Curry’s attorney Zachary Hamilton said.

Curry was arrested in December when his Facebook friends from across the country reported that a controversial picture of his daughter’s hands and feet bound in blue painter’s tape had been posted on his Facebook page. Tape was also placed over her eyes.

“This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back,” Curry allegedly wrote under the picture.

Curry’s family has maintained that he posted the photo as a “joke” and would never harm the daughter he adores. The father recently talked with CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker and said he “wasn’t thinking” about what he was doing.

Despite Flood’s ruling Friday, Curry is still not allowed to have any contact with other witnesses in the case — including his own mother and sister, and the mother of his daughter.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


  • the rapture

    “wasn’t thinking” – that sums up what is wrong with people being on social media and what is wrong with people in general

  • Don

    Let’s hope justice is served – this was dumb but it was not child abuse and this young man should not be punished as if it was.

    • Jim

      What? Are you crazy? It wasn’t child abuse and he shouldn’t be punished? Maybe down there in blackville, but in civilized society, this was abuse and he should do some time in Statesville!

      • Don

        Blackville and Statesville, are you serious? In civilized society last month young girls throw a party and someone steals $20,000 cash and 100 Oxycontin pills from the parents room and the police don’t even question why they were there and you want to send a young dad to prison for child abuse because he lives in Blackville. Have I got that right Jim? Oh, almost forgot, the name is Stateville not Statesville I wouldn’t expect you to know that because obviously child abuse only occurs in Blackville.

  • concerned citizen

    He wants to visit his daughter? Uh, why? So he can further his duct-taping skills?

    • Pamala E.

      Perhaps because he made a mistake for which he has paid. And it’s time to move on.

    • Don

      As was noted in this article, unlike previous headlines, it was blue painters tape not duct tape. If you have ever used the blue tape you would know that it’s whole purpose is not to harm the surface. Again DUMB but not CRIMINAL.

  • Lisa Ladonski

    I agree with Don. This guy didn’t beat her, he did something stupid, but we have seen people be less-severely punished for worse crimes.

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