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Monday 25 September 2017

Dad faces charges for daughter tape photo

A MAN is facing charges accused of posting a photo on Facebook of his young daughter bound to a chair with tape over her mouth.

Andre Curry (21) is said to have put the caption "This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back" under the picture of the 22-month-old girl.

He is facing trial in Chicago for aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint.

Curry, who is being held in jail, insists he posted the photograph as a joke and was not trying to harm the child.

"He thought it was funny," said Torrey Barrett, a pastor who has been speaking on Curry's behalf.

He said at the time Curry took the cell phone photo, he and his daughter were laughing.

"He, in fact, did not harm this child," Barrett said.

A judge last month set Curry's bond at $100,000 and forbade him from contacting the child or using the internet.

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