Cops: Mom Showed Us Pic... of Tot Duct-Taped to Chair

Girl, 2, is being placed with relatives
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2011 2:57 AM CST

A Pennsylvania mom has been arrested after showing a photo of herself posing with her toddler daughter gagged and bound to a chair with duct tape ... to police. The photo—which shows the mom smiling and her baby clad only in a diaper—first surfaced on the Mediatakeout website. The 21-year-old mom approached Chester County investigators with the original photo, arguing that the site had "stolen" her identity, reports WSBT TV.

A search of the young woman's home turned up a child's plastic chair with bits of tape still attached, according to police, who called the photo "disgusting." She later admitted binding the girl with tape, investigators said. She faces charges of child endangerment, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment. The child is being placed with relatives. (Read more child abuse stories.)

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