Pennsylvania mother Caira Ferguson is being held without bail after the image emerged of the child
bound to a chair with her mouth, hands and feet duct taped.
Cops say you can see Ferguson, 21, sitting next to the girl in the picture.
When questioned sources say Ferguson admitted she is the woman in the picture, stating the picture was not taken as a joke, but failed to explain why or who took the picture, reported.
Ferguson went to police earlier this month to
complain that her identity had been stolen and someone had posted a photo online of her young daughter bound to a chair with duct tape covering her mouth.
"No, I did not duct tape my child," Ferguson who is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment, said as she was led away to jail.
Her son is now in the care of social services.