Caira Ferguson: Mom Charged for Duct-Taping Baby
Caira Ferguson Charged after Duct-Taped Baby Photo Goes Viral
A 21-year-old mother named Caira Ferguson filed an identity-theft complaint when a photo of her and a baby bound to a plastic chair and gagged with duct tape appeared on mediatakeout.com (the duct-taped baby photo has since been removed). Ferguson said that she was indeed the woman in the photo, but that she did not post the image online.
Caira Ferguson did not explain why she had duct-taped her baby, but confirmed that the photo was real.
Ferguson was charged by Nether Township Police with reckless endangerment and corruption of a minor.
The photograph of a young child clad only in a diaper and bound to a chair by long strips of duct tape wrapped tautly around her wrists and ankles, with a smaller piece taped across her mouth, is clearly disturbing, Police Chief Ken Coalson said Tuesday.
Since police became aware of the photograph three days ago, Coalson said an investigation has been ongoing to determine possible child abuse, and if so, who might face criminal charges.