The recent arrest of a young father who uploaded a picture of his daughter bound with duct tape sheds light on the issue of child abuse.
Whether the parents claim it was a joke or not, the criminal justice system does not take acts like these lightly — in most cases the parents are arrested and charged with child endangerment.
Here’s a list of the 10 most extreme punishment videos and pictures.
1. Mother Duct Taped Toddler To Chair
A Southeastern Pennsylvania woman was charged with endangerment over a photograph of a toddler bound to a chair with duct tape covering her mouth. Police say that during questioning, Caira Ferguson, 21, admitted to taping her daughter to the chair last summer. A judge ruled that Ferguson must only see her daughter under supervision of welfare officials, wear a monitoring bracelet, and is also required to take a parenting class.
2. Judge Viscously Beats Daughter
The video allegedly shows a man spanking his teenage daughter with a belt in a seven-minute ordeal. The person who posted the video claims to be the daughter of Texas’ Aransas County Court-at-Law Judge William Adams and says it was filmed in 2004. Adams was suspended immediately with pay pending the outcome of the inquiry started earlier this month by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, according to an order signed Tuesday by the clerk of the state’s highest court.
3. Uncle Spanks Teen For Gang Ties
A teen who was videotaped being spanked by his uncle for boasting about gang ties on his Facebook page was found shot to death this month nearby his New Orleans home. Michael Taylor, 16, was found shot to death shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. In the YouTube video, posted in January, Taylor’s uncle ordered him to disavow any ties to gangs, announced that the family “don’t come from that sh–,” and then proceeded to take off his belt and spank Taylor in full view of the laptop camera.
4. Chicago Man Duct Tapes Daughter
A 21-year-old Chicago man was arrested after he allegedly posted a photograph on Facebook that shows his daughter’s hands, legs and mouth apparently bound with blue tape. Andre Curry, 21, was charged with aggravated domestic battery after one of his Facebook friends forwarded the photo to police.