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Man arrested in connection with Snapchat photos of duct-taped child

Picture of child with duct-taped wrists (Source: Gonzales Police Department) Picture of child with duct-taped wrists (Source: Gonzales Police Department)
David Williams III (Source: Gonzales Police Department) David Williams III (Source: Gonzales Police Department)
Picture of child with duct-taped ankles (Source: Gonzales Police Department) Picture of child with duct-taped ankles (Source: Gonzales Police Department)
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

A man is in jail after pictures were posted on Snapchat of a young child whose mouth, wrists, and ankles were duct-taped.

The Gonzales Police Department reported David Williams III, 24, was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the pictures.

Investigators said the victim is a 15-month-old boy. He reportedly suffered abrasions and redness in the places that were taped.

GPD said it received the case on April 23 from the Department of Child and Family Services. Officials added DCFS was contacted by the child's mother about the incident on or about March 20.

According to investigators, the images were described in the social media post as "what to do with an unruly child."

Williams was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on a charge of felony cruelty to a juvenile. Records show there was also a bench warrant for him from another parish.

His bond is set at $500,000.

Cheryl Mercedes is gathering additional details on this and will have a full report later in the day.

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