Ill. dad who posted photo of bound girl convicted

Associated Press Modified: November 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm •  Published: November 8, 2012
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Curry, who has been described as a good father by the child's mother, refused comment as he left court following the verdict. But his attorney said, "he's devastated."

Adam said his client may have made a "stupid mistake" but shouldn't have been charged under a law that is intended for people who beat their wives and children. The attorney noted that all the prosecution's witnesses, including a detective, described the girl as smiling and playing just hours after she was taped for less than a minute.

Adam vowed to appeal.

"We have to look at the equity of the situation," Adam said. "How is he now supposed to provide for the child? He's gonna be a convicted felon. You know what it's like in this country to be a black man with a felony on your background? Who's gonna hire him?"

Flood acquitted Curry of unlawful restraint after a bench trial last month, but said he wanted to study the law further before making a decision on the more serious battery charges.