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Don't Post Family Photos

December 30, 2011 permalink

Arizona parents Frankie and Kayla Almuina posted what appear to be gag photos of their children to Facebook. The cops had no sense of humor and arrested them for child abuse. The children were placed in the care of other family members.



Facebook photos lead to child abuse charges

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Two people have been arrested after pictures reportedly showing children bound with tape were found on Facebook.

According to the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, a report was made to the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline on Wednesday that indicated the photos depicted two young children, ages two and 10 months, bound with duct tape around their wrists and ankles.

The report also stated the children's mouths were taped closed and one of the children was hung upside down on an exercise machine.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the home in the Kaibab Estates area, north of Williams and arrested two adult suspects identified as Frankie and Kayla Almuina. They reportedly regarded the photos as a joke, according to CCSO Cmdr. Rex Gilliland.

Each has been charged with two counts of child abuse, a Class 2 Felony in Arizona.

The children are now in the custody of family members.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing.

Source: ABC-15 Arizona