Now the mother is being charged with child abuse. Let’s hope so! This is just plain disturbing.
How could a mother do such a thing? Caira Ferguson, 21, of Pennsylvania is being charged with child endangerment after showing the police a picture of her 2-year-old daughter, dressed only in a diaper, bound to a plastic chair by duct-tape, with tape on her wrists, chest, legs and a piece across her mouth. The scary thing is, Ciara posed next to her terrifed daughter in the photo, which she passed along to police as part of an identify theft complaint. Disgusting.
Caira explained that her identity had been stolen and that the photo was posted on the internet without her consent. The next day she was arrested and charged by the Nether Providence Pennsylvannia police. Caira claims she never duct-taped her child, yet police say she admitted to bounding the baby during questioning.
Caira’s father, Ira Ferguson says that his daughter would never do something like this. “My daughter is a very loving daughter, very loving mother, very loving friend to me and all her family,” Ira told NBC Philadelphia.
It is believed that two children under the age of eight were there to witness Caira duct-taping her daughter while a friend took the photo. Caira’s daughter is currently under the care of child welfare workers.