By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - A judge has acquitted a Chicago man accused of binding his 22-month-old daughter with tape and posting a photo of her on Facebook of one charge and has delayed his decision on a second charge.
After a bench trial yesterday, Cook County Circuit Judge Lawrence Flood acquitted Andre Curry of unlawful restraint. The Chicago Tribune reports Flood later said he wanted more time to study domestic battery laws before issuing the second verdict on Nov. 8.
Curry contends he and his daughter were playing on Dec. 13 and that he took the photo without thinking.
The posting on Facebook showed the girl's wrists, ankles and mouth bound with tape and a note that read, ``This is wut happens wen my baby hits me back,'' and a smiley face.