Photo of baby with duct-taped pacifier sparks outrage

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio. – Authorities are investigating after photos of a two-month old Columbus, Ohio girl with duct-tape across her pacifier has sparked outrage on social media.

The pictures have caused an uproar on Facebook.

Commentators shared the photo saying Child Protective Services should step in.

According to WCMH, the photos were posted to Facebook Thursday, and by Friday, Franklin County Children Services stepped in and interviewed the baby’s grandmother, who took the photo.

The child’s grandmother said, “It was on 10, 15 seconds. Long enough to take a picture.”

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, “Duct-taping a child’s pacifier to their mouth, covering up their option to spit that pacifier out, give their airway, this is crazy. It’s dangerous,”

The baby’s grandmother also posted a picture of the baby in a pot next to potatoes.

Sheriff Scott says no criminal charges will be filed in this case, but detectives will hand their findings to the county prosecutors office.

The baby’s mother said, “My babies, their perfect. I don’t abuse them. I don’t even whoop my children. I would never do anything to try and suffocate them. It was just a prop photo it was supposed to be funny and social media, Facebook blew it out of proportion.”

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