Disturbing pictures have emerged online of a nine-month-old baby girl crying in distress after being gagged and tied up by her babysitter as a “joke”.

The baby, from Mexico, was taken into care after her mother and the girl’s babysitter claimed the images were ‘just a game between friends’, reports Daily Mail.

The shocking images of the young girl came to the attention of authorities after they were widely shared on Facebook.

Alexa Contreras Mendez, aka Angie, published the image and made a formal complaint, demanding that authorities act.

Prosecutors tracked down the person who took the pictures and found she was a friend of the baby’s mother who was taking care of the child while the she was working.

Yezka Garza, head of the Prosecution for Children and Family, said that they knew about the case thanks to the Facebook posting that linked them to the original pictures.

She said: ‘We started an investigation to find the place where the girl lives and we rescued her in order to ensure her integrity and restore her right to live without violence.’

Both women, the mother and the babysitter, were interviewed by Mexican authorities and said that it was just a game between friends.

But the authorities said it was a case of neglect and they decided to take the girl into their care.

Crazy trend

Earlier this year we shared the story of a Mother who duct taped two toddler’s mouths shut and then posted the image to Facebook with the caption “for sale” defends her actions  – “at least anyone wasn’t harmed but at the end of the day I have learned my lesson.”

And another story of A SHOCKING picture of a three-year-old boy “staged” snorting cocaine that outraged social media users, sparking calls for the child to be taken into care.

A Taiwanese dad was accused of child abuse after a picture of his son, sitting in a fridge, was shared on social media. The photo was posted as a “joke” by the father’s friend.

Again we need to remember that we have to be so careful about what we share across social media. These so called “jokes” really aren’t funny to anyone else but you.

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  • If that is supposed to be a joke it is a pretty sick one. No child deserves to be treated like that. I hope the authorities took more action than just remove the child from their “care”.


  • Too many stupid people having and taking care of children. Children deserve the same respect as an adult, and abundantly more care.


  • This child is so obviously upset and crying – how could anyone call this a joke? Hope that the child authorities were able to do something to help this poor child.

    • I agree – it is absolutely horrific and unimaginable.


  • These images are disturbing and the child is obviously distressed. There is no justification for the images or the explanation. A parents job is to protect and respect their children.


  • This is terrible and even if it was a joke any mother who could let this happen or be involved in it doesn’t have the right to be a mother any more in my books.


  • Not funny at all. I think the actions taken by authorities (and right on for doing so) shows how this are things you do not fool with ! Hope this mum and babysitter and all others mentioned in the other cases have learned their lesson !!


  • I don’t know what sort of sick person thinks this is a joke. Poor little girl


  • I can’t see the fun in such a shot. Shocking.


  • It is definitely not a joke.It is just very wrong.


  • Awful “joke”! Poor little thing.


  • Rubbish..just a game …this poor little sweet heart is in distress…mother and friend needs to be bound and gagged and for a very long period and that’s just for starters.


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