No prison time for dad who posted photo of duct-taped toddler

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The Chicago man, who posted a Facebook photo showing his young daughter bound and gagged, is sentenced to probation after a Cook County judge has a change of heart.

Andre Curry was sentenced to 18 months of probation, Friday. He will also have to take parenting classes. In November, Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood found Curry guilty of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery – both felonies – carrying a sentence of up to seven years in prison.

Curry’s attorney, Sam Adam, Jr., filed a motion asking the judge to reconsider, arguing Curry had not obstructed the child’s breathing and did not try to strangle her.

In a rare reversal, the judge agreed and reduced Curry’s conviction to misdemeanor domestic battery.

“From the bottom of my heart, I am very sorry for all of the pain I put everyone through,” said Curry, after the hearing.

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  • Shelia

    Lesson well learned and I never thought he intended any harm to his daughter. Now he can be a spokesperson for many that post any and everything on social networking sites. Glad he didn't have to serve time for a joke. Now Chicago, go after the real criminals with real intent to kill.

  • Michelle

    I'm glad it wasn't too harsh of a legal punishment. But lesson well learn because times are different. Back in the day my parents disciplinary practices would have landed them in jail today. But being a law abiding citizen and successful adult…I have no complaints.

  • Derek Daniels

    REALLY?! They are going to give this fool probation after what danger he put that little girl in? This sentence is incredibly outrageous! I am appalled by the judge of this case. He should be taken to the county right then and there for at least five years. Now the nation and child welfare is going to look at these case at this city, as a complete joke. If this was the state of Texas, this idiot would have definitely went to prison for at least seven years. SMH…

  • Homes

    Sam Adam Jr just happened to be his attorney and on tv for this high profile case. Sam really knows how to get his face in the media and play Mr Justice. Way to go Sam , it is fellows like you who make the Chicago justice system the sewer of America.