(CBS News) A West Columbus grandmother says she's being harassed on Facebook for posting pictures of her grand-daughter posing in what she calls fun photos. The grandmother says the pictures of the baby were just a joke, but not everyone thought they were funny.
Jackie Sheaks of West Columbus admits she won't be posting photos on Facebook of her granddaughter in posed positions anymore. The photos created such a fire storm that local law enforcement got involved out of concerns over potential child abuse.
"We're not horrible people that they are making us out to me," Jackie says.
Sheaks says the duct tape was only on her granddaughter long enough to take the photo. She says her prop photos are getting blown out of proportion.
"It started as just a joke. We put a little tape on the pacifier because we were being silly we wanted to share it with friends because everybody that knows us knows we play around like that," she explains.
What she saw as playful photos, law enforcement did not. She says the sheriff came to her door, and so did children services out of concern the child was in danger.
"We would never harm our children -- never," she says.
Jackie Sheaks says the duct tape was only on her granddaughter long enough to take the photo. She says her prop photos are getting blown out of proportion. WBNS/CBS
Sheaks says she's taken posed photos of other family children all her life, and no one in the family objected. But when these latest photos hit social media, the family says the harassment began almost immediately.
"I'm getting all kind of friend requests that we don't know for that reason," says her husband Tommy.
"It's been a big toll on the family we almost feel like we have to relocate," Jackie says.
As for posting prop photos of her granddaughter on Facebook in the future, Sheaks says never again.
"Oh, it's definitely taught me a lesson. What we think is funny, other people don't. It will never happen again it's definitely taught us a lesson," she says.
The child's mother says she had no problem with the photos.
The family says it's glad the sheriff and children services did come to investigate, but tells me it's heard nothing about any charges against them.
We've called the sheriff's office, but haven't yet heard back.