Dad pleads not guilty in baby tape case

US man who bound his 22-month-old daughter with tape and posted the photo on Facebook has pleaded not guilty to aggravated domestic battery and unlawful restraint.

A spokesman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office in Chicago says 21-year-old Andre Curry entered his plea during a brief hearing overnight.

Mr Curry remains in custody and is scheduled to return to court tomorrow for a hearing on his lawyer’s motion to reduce his $US100,000 ($95,750) bond.

Mr Curry’s lawyer has said his client was just trying to be funny with the photograph and that he didn’t harm his daughter.

The child’s mother tells WMAQ-TV that Mr Curry was just joking and adds that he’s a great father.

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