Man charged with taping up daughter, 2, can’t go to her birthday party
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Criminal Courts Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org February 15, 2012 2:04PM
Authorities are investigating a 21-year-old Chicago man whose Facebook page had a photo of a young girl bound with duct tape on which he'd written he'd done that to her after she hit him. | The Sun-Times has obscured her face to protect her privacy.
Updated: February 28, 2012 1:58PM
Andre Curry’s daughter turns 2 on Thursday.
But the young father cannot attend her birthday party and will have to wait until next week when a Cook County judge will determine whether he can see the toddler he allegedly bound in tape and photographed — and then posted the picture on Facebook.
“I’m leaning toward supervised visits,” Judge Lawrence Flood hinted during a brief hearing Wednesday.
However, Flood said before he reached a final decision, he wants Curry, 21, to undergo a drug test.
Curry was released from Cook County Jail last month after Flood reduced his bail for domestic battery from $100,000 to $30,000.
Once he was out, officials with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services 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.
Curry, who wore a striped black and white long sleeved t-shirt, refused comment following Wednesday’s hearing.