Andre Curry, the father convicted of taping up his daughter and posting a photo of it on Facebook, was sentenced to 18 months of probation Friday.
He also must attend parenting classes, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood said he didn't think prison time was appropriate in the case and based the sentence on the fact that Curry had no criminal background.
But that didn't keep Flood from scolding Curry.
"In your rush to show everyone how funny you were, you used a helpless 22-month-old child as a prop," Flood said.
Curry was convicted in November of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery in the case, in which he bound his daughter's wrists, ankles and mouth with tape. The girl's mother and Curry's lawyer said the two were merely having fun.
He faced up to seven years in prison.
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