On February 10, 27-year-old Jessica Alston from Macon, Georgia, was browsing through Facebook when a seriously disturbing post caught her eye.
She immediately called police when she came across an image uploaded by a 28-year-old man named Quinterrance Haugabook of his son’s hands and mouth duct-taped by the boy’s mother. The incident was already under investigation when she made the call.
Haugabook had reportedly been texting the child’s mother, 26-year-old Takeshia Chambliss, when she sent him the photo. In the post, he said she was holding their little boy for ransom.
According to a Bibb County Sheriff’s report, “In the screenshot you could see a small child with his hands duct-taped several times and his mouth duct-taped shut. The child seemed scared and in the picture he was crying. Under the picture it said, ‘If you want to see your child again you will give me seven thousand dollars by tonight.’”
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Chambliss was arrested and charged with cruelty to children and making terroristic threats. She was later released on bond. It isn’t known how old the child is or where the incident occurred.