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. Prison Rehab

    Awww. RUFFNUTT misses his happy place.

    December 31, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    What's up with this copycat crap ? I guess they thought it was funny.

    December 31, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bumper Sticker

    Trademark your lifestyle choice. Copywrite it so that none can copy it legally and get away with it.

    December 31, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    @Bumper Sticker:
    Or, just show your contempt for humanity without actually joining it.

    December 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Pay no attention to what silly missanthropic trolls say.
    You have a sense of humor.
    Kinda skewed at times, but there you are.

    One would think that after hearing about that guy in Chicago, they would know better than to tape babies up, even as a "joke".
    Their being teenagers doesn't excuse their behavior, either.

    December 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      the most abusive thing one can do to babies is abort them or condemn them to the mills murder a child, a poor soul, in the womb.

      December 31, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©


    Lmao! And, agreed.

    December 31, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mr. Ducky™

    Prison Rehab:

    There are happy places and then there are "happy places", aren't there? Guaranteed that Ruffie's is actually HAPPY!

    December 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. beachrat

    tHAT is such a sad, ugly story, just unbelievable. Those parents are seriously disturbed.

    December 31, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. wetcat (in a toilet)

    Meow. Meow?

    December 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Where did everybody go ?

    December 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Probably getting ready for the NYE festivities, bc(iah)©.
    I'll be getting ready soon myself.

    December 31, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)

    Well you guys have a good time tonite. Be safe.
    I'll hold down the fort and entertain the trolls.

    And just inc ase.

    Happy New Year.

    Talk to you next year.

    December 31, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©


    nsaidi and CNN has done an admirable job today of controlling trolling.
    It's been a good day.
    We'll be safe; we don't actually stay out that late because of the other people on the roads...we don't want to be a moving target, as it were.

    Happy New Year, BCIAH, bock bock.

    December 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)

    @ banasy©
    Well you be careful on the roads. NYE = IBTW

    December 31, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. KcCritic

    There are sick people and then there are SICK PEOPLE! These people are SICK!

    December 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
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