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Mom accused of duct taping child's face

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She claims is was a joke but police call it no laughing matter.

A mother in Sandusky allegedly duct-taped her son's face and sent a picture of it over her cell phone.

According to the Sandusky police the boy's father is the one who called police after he saw the picture of his son who is in second grade and turned eight years old on Thursday.

The boy's mother is 31-year-old Tiffany Ennis. She told police she was playing around with duct tape with her friend and their kids when she sent this picture to the boy's father and said it was funny.

Prosecutors are now charging Ennis with two counts of child endangering.

Ennis said no one was hurt and says she was joking.

Sandusky Police released this picture of the face of the boy with everything but his nose completely duct taped.

"That picture is just sickening, sickening," says Nadine Brown, the fiance of the boy's father.

Detectives say the boy's mother, 31-year-old Tiffany Ennis, told police she was playing around with her friend and their kids when she sent this picture to the boy's father, who is her ex.

"Monday morning Rudy got a text message," says Brown. "I told him, wake up you've got a text message."

"I opened it up and it was my son with duct tape around him," says Rudy Yado, the boy's father.

Yado said Ennis called it "funny." He disagreed and went to police.

"I never thought she was crazy enough to do something like this," says Yado. "I know playing around, OK, you put duct tape on a child's face, small piece over the mouth. That's not just over the mouth, that's not playing. She took a joke way too far."

"What kind of a mother would do that to their own child?" says Brown.

13 ABC stopped by her home to reach out to Ennis who has full custody of the boy. No one answered the door and Ennis did not return our calls for comment.
"She indicated it was just horsing around, but as parent you don't want to put duct tape around your kids," says Detective Sgt. Dana Newell of the Sandusky Police Department.

Police and Children Services checked in on the boy and he's doing fine.

Yado is upset Ennis hasn't let him see his son since this happened.

The Sandusky City Prosecutor charged the mom with two counts of child endangering.

Police say Ennis pleaded not guilty.

She was released as the case moves forward.

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