December 31st, 2011
03:26 AM ET

Police: Arizona parents duct tape kids, post photos on Facebook

An Arizona couple remained in custody Saturday morning after police said they duct taped the wrists, ankles and mouths of their two children and posted the photos on Facebook.

The children in the photo were a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month old girl, according to a Coconino County Sheriff's incident report. One showed the boy hanging upside down by his ankles from a weight machine.

A friend who saw the photos called the state child abuse hotline Wednesday, prompting the sheriff's office to arrest the parents, Frankie Almuina, 20, and Kayla Almuina, 19.

The mother told investigators the photos were "all in fun" and that the children were unharmed and were smiling afterward.

She also showed the reporting officer, Sgt. Michael Curtis, several other photographs on her cell phone that showed the little girl similarly bound.

"They indicated they did this as a joke," county Sheriff's Commander Rex Gilliland told CNN affiliate KTVK. "But there was fear on the children's faces in the pictures."

"I don't know how anybody can rationalize tapin

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  1. Hugh Jass c

    They were just having fun

    December 31, 2011 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Hugh Jass©

      ^ Run along little troll.

      December 31, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Peacer

    You are not funny.

    December 31, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hugh Jass©

    Obvious troll is obvious. Fail.

    December 31, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. Fortune Teller

    I read eyeballs on cell phone photos too!

    December 31, 2011 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Paranoid Schizophrenic

    I can read eyeballs of cellphone photos, too!
    red-eyes are demon-possessed people I gotto kill...can I take your picture?

    December 31, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy@

    The parents did a very strange thing. But they themselves *being teenagers* could explain their immaturity. I say give them a break. The library will be closed New Years weekend. Trolls you have been put on notice. Look out. Your days are numbered.

    December 31, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Local Lovelorn

    I can read the eyeballs of cellphone photos too...they always staring at me and want me.

    December 31, 2011 at 4:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. allergic to sunscreen lotion

    I use duct tape all the time....great sunblocker and water resistant.

    December 31, 2011 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. rooney

    Again?! What is with these FB parents taping up their kids and posting pictures of them?! You would think they'd have learned from the first guy!

    December 31, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. rooney

    I got trolled! I feel so special. Usually it's only the popular people that get trolled.

    December 31, 2011 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. .com cop

    Hey I have a good idea as a joke lets do the same to them,you know just a joke!

    December 31, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. .com cop

    @ rooney ya Iknow what ya mean people like gung hoe and banasy and jif and chrissey.Theyre the ones that get trolled

    December 31, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  13. Bloody violent RPG's

    Giving your kid a bloody violent role-playing video game makes for some pretty good duct tape over the kids mouth. Oh, the kid still talks. But at the game, not you. "I'll kill you! Rip his arm off! I wonder if this game allows me to skin humans instead of just rabbits and horses."

    December 31, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |

    my parents did that to me all the time... i miss those good old days...

    December 31, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. Bill

    Let's get Arpaio on this one!

    December 31, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
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