Dad Duct-Tapes His Baby & Posts the Picture on Facebook

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Andre CurryAh! Another day, another idiot dad accused of posting inappropriate photos on Facebook. Really fills you with the holiday spirit, doesn't it?

No really! The case of Andre Curry, a dad who allegedly bound his 1-year-old daughter in duct tape as punishment, then posted a photo of his child abusing ways on the social networking site with the words "This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back," is both absolutely abhorrent and so perfect cops couldn't have planned it better if they tried.

Now Curry is facing abuse charges. His 1-year-old daughter has been saved. Thank goodness for oversharing on social media!

Sadly, child abuse is going to happen in America. All the public service announcements and parent training in the world cannot stop it all. The latest statistics (from 2009) show 3.3 million child abuse reports and allegations are made in the average year, involving an estimated 6 million children.

But if you remember the "bong baby" back in 2010, the child photographed with the drug paraphernalia was yanked out of the idiot mom's home faster than you can say Facebook. Obviously, being in a home controlled by child protective services is a much safer option for an 11-month-old than sitting around with a glass bong up to the lips. But what are the chances that anyone would have figured out the child was in danger if the mom hadn't made such a stupid mistake?

Babies can't tell people they're being abused. And older kids are often afraid of telling anyone because this is a family member hurting them, someone they love. Sadly, many of these kids don't even realize that life could be better for them somewhere else.

Now imagine if the parents of all 6 million abused kids did what Andre Curry allegedly did? If they took a picture of their daughter bound in duct tape and posted it for the world to see? We wouldn't have to wait around until some daycare worker notices odd bruises or a teacher gains the trust of a timid kid. We'd be able to rescue these kids right away, and save them from weeks, months, maybe years of painful abuse.

What Andre Curry allegedly did to his child is disgusting. I feel for that little girl, and I wish she'd never been hurt. But I can't think of a better way for this whole thing to go down, can you?

 

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ltf124 ltf124

smh. everybody shouldn't have kids. i hope he is gone for a long time. that poor baby.

Barba... BarbadianBeauty

i saw this on ny daily news, and i was completely shocked. who does this?? and then the excuses the OTHER people made for it. This is not "how they play" he's a terrible parent for this.

Sidthe Sidthe

Oh give me an hour and a roll or 5 of duct tape then we can post those pictures. F***in' scum doesn't deserve kids!!!!!! And people sure as heck shouldn't be making excuses for him!!!

nonmember avatar Aura

I saw his original on FB. Apparently, after some of his friends made a stink about the picture he took it down. Too little too late, though. A few people from peaceful parenting had already taken a screen shot of the picture. I'm SO glad that he got caught and arrested:)

mrsu43 mrsu43

Does anybody know if the baby was taken away too? In the picture I saw with the news story there was a baby in a white snowsuit lying on the bed behind her. Did anybody else see that baby in the picture? I have seen a few news stories about this and not once was a baby mentioned. I think what he did to his daughter was terrible, if she gets used to him tying her up what will she allow him to do to her next? I don't remember if this was mentioned in the news story so I will ask it here, where was her mother? I hope that the mothe rwasn't in some involved too and will be able to raise her baby away from this man.


 

nonmember avatar Jennifer

I saw the original pic on Smoking Gun. It looks like blue painters tape to me, not duct tape. I guess duct tape does come in blue sometimes, so maybe I'm wrong...but if it's painters tape, it would rip right off without causing any pain. Also, his original post had a winking emoticon next to it, like this: ;-). Kind of makes me think it could have been a joke. Somewhat distasteful, but still.

libby261 libby261

It wasn't duct tape, it was blue painter's tape aka paper masking tape.

April... AprilJune

Does it really matter what kind of tape it was?


Also, I read an update on smokinggun.com that he didn't get bail, and if released, he won't be allowed contact with his daughter or any children under the age of 18 for the duration of his case. I guess the outcome of his case will determine what contact is allowed afterwards.


It's completely disgusting, and not at all funny or excusable in any way. That someone makes excuses is exactly how abusive people are able to continue to abuse.

nonmember avatar whitney

What a moron!!! Everybody is not made to have kids.

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