Mother, teen charged after video found

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12:09 PM
Last updated Wednesday, March 17, 2010 3:09 PM
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Authorities have arrested an Augusta mother after a video was found on her nephew's cell phone showing her naked 2-year-old son erotically playing with a stuffed bear.

The discovery was made after officers from the Richmond County Board of Education seized the Hephzibah High School teen's phone Monday as part of a separate investigation, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Lt. Calvin Chew.

On the phone, they discovered a short video showing the child playing with a stuffed animal, Chew said. Both the mother and the teen can be heard encouraging the child to simulate sexual acts.

"At one point the guy comes in and says: 'Why you doing the bear like that, it's nasty,' " Chew said. "But he's laughing and keeps taking the video."

In another part, the mother asks her son why the toy bear appears to be performing a sexual act on him. The child responds by pushing the bear's face to his private area, Chew said.

"You can hear the mother in the background laughing and making comments about it," he said.

Investigators have charged both the teen and the mother with felony sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/16/10 - 11:19 am
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A new low for the human race.

A new low for the human race.

CarlosC
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CarlosC 03/16/10 - 11:29 am
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Wow, and here I was sitting

Wow, and here I was sitting innocently thinking it would be tough to top self-gratification in an empty nail salon, or the thrill of feeling up your 75 y/o mother, but this one wins.....if there is a sleazier one out there - I'm pretty sure I don't need to read it.

willienelson
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willienelson 03/16/10 - 11:56 am
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Remove the child now. What

Remove the child now. What chance does a child have in such a vacuum of morality. This certainly rises to the level of abuse.

IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 03/16/10 - 12:00 pm
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This type of behavior makes

This type of behavior makes me beyond sick! You can't even call this woman a mother. Mothers are supposed to protect their children from scum like this!

countyman
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countyman 03/16/10 - 12:06 pm
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What does her name have to do

What does her name have to do with anything?

lieutenantkitten
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lieutenantkitten 03/16/10 - 12:22 pm
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Name?

Name?

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 03/16/10 - 12:56 pm
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America is done. I mena we

America is done. I mena we had a good run didn't we? 225 years...yep, a good run. It is hard to watch our nation in decline like this.

MsSensivity
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MsSensivity 03/16/10 - 01:03 pm
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WOW! Obviously there is

WOW! Obviously there is something clearly wrong. In addition to being arrested; I hope that they both seek some type of mental & spiritual counseling as well as for the baby. My heart breaks when I hear senseless stories like this. This is neither funny nor entertaining. I can't begin to phatom people doing this kind of thing to a child & find it "funny". Jesus save! Seek help, please! My prayers goes out to all parties involved....good, bad or indifferent.

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 03/16/10 - 01:11 pm
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Tanesha

Tanesha Natari.......interersting for sure.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 03/16/10 - 01:42 pm
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I agree Brad, you need a room

I agree Brad, you need a room mate?

TruthJusticeFaithHope
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TruthJusticeFaithHope 03/16/10 - 02:16 pm
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Hopefully there are

Hopefully there are responsible relatives somewhere. The state (DFCS) will not take that child into protective custody... unless there is risk of severe physical harm or death.. they don't any longer. And, I bet this mother gets the child back within 3 months. Sad.

aureliusdios
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aureliusdios 03/16/10 - 02:33 pm
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It is obvious that she is too

It is obvious that she is too stupid to realize this may be a sure sign that her child has been molested. They may need to investigate a bit further than this one incident.

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Newsreader 03/16/10 - 02:48 pm
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There is no way a 2 yr old

There is no way a 2 yr old would respond when "the mother asks her son why the toy bear appears to be performing a sexual act on him. The child responds by pushing the bear's face to his private area, Chew said."
An infant would not concieve of "erotically playing with a stuffed bear." It is not how a toddler would naturally experiment with a toy. The facts lead a greater probability of abuse. This child has seen and/or participated in these type of activities before. I would assume that the bear is the substitue for himself, and the toddler is acting as his abuser has acted. I hope that for the sake of the 2yr and the teen that this if further investigated and proper action is taken to prosecute the offenders and care for the abused children. God help them all!

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Fiat_Lux 03/16/10 - 02:54 pm
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It's not NECESSARILY a sign

It's not NECESSARILY a sign of abuse when it's a 2-year-old. That's about the age they do a lot of exploration of their bodies and how different things work and feel. It's stunning to most of us that these two idiots made a big deal of his behavior instead of re-directing him like most mothers would have.

I take that back. I couldn't say for sure any more that most American mothers would have redirected him. You'd hope they would, but look at how hyper-sexualized almost everything about our society has become.

Is it really all that surprising that a young mother wouldn't have a clue about how inappropriate it is to encourage and actually film such behavior by an innocent toddler? I'm not surprised and I suspect it's not even particularly unusual these days, except perhaps the abysmal stupidity of the nephew in having it on his cell phone. Somebody needs to make sure he has enough IQ points to know how to breathe.

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devgru1 03/16/10 - 03:06 pm
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If the child was doing what

If the child was doing what he was doing, he saw it somewhere and that is ABUSE. You don't have to TOUCH a child to abuse them.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/16/10 - 03:05 pm
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Some of you need to back off

Some of you need to back off your "virtual CPS worker" platform. You have no idea if this kid was abused or if this was just play he was doing because of the attention his mommy and cousin are giving him.

The cops know enough to refer a case like this to DFCS for investigation. Let the professionals do their jobs and stop the armchair quarterbacking. Speculating like this without anything to go on but the limited information in the story is irresponsible and potentially very damaging.

There will be plenty of time later on to tar and feather them for abuse instead of simply for being dumb as hammers.

devgru1
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devgru1 03/16/10 - 03:09 pm
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The child does not have that

The child does not have that kind of imagination at 2 years old, but the child obviously has more common sense than some adults.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/16/10 - 03:19 pm
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Not necessarily, devgru

Not necessarily, devgru (4:04). Toddler boys especially can get pretty interested in their plumbing. I've seen more toys go into the front of a diaper than I would care to mention. I've seen anything and everything within a kid's reach be put in that exact area during a diaper change. Now imagine what kind of thing he learns if Mom makes a big deal of it: "Wow! This really gets her going. I'll do this again, maybe next time things get a little dull and I want to get a big response from her, and anybody else around."

Kids learn all kinds of stuff from all kinds of things. It isn't all sexual abuse, despite the nearly psychotic over-reaction to anything that possibly be construed as sexual, brought to us thanks to a large number of idiotic, over-zealous social services do-gooders. I worked with plenty of them when I did CPS investigations in another Georgia county DFCS.

And all I'm saying is don't go down that road without investigating and knowing more about the situation. If the kid has been abused, there will probably be other evidence than simply he shoves a stuffed toy into his crotch and giggles about it while he has an audience. If he does it without an audience or when he's all alone, that is a much more telling behavior.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/16/10 - 03:22 pm
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Devgru, you just don't know

Devgru, you just don't know what you're talking about, so please stop.

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Roeschen 03/16/10 - 04:17 pm
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I have to agree with Fiat

I have to agree with Fiat Lux. My sons certainly shoved everything into their diapers. However, neither my husband nor I paid much attention to the activity and it stopped. I would be more concerned about a supposed mother who would allow this to be filmed for any and all to see. She needs help.

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Fiat_Lux 03/16/10 - 04:19 pm
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She needs a good thumping.

She needs a good thumping.

nofrills
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nofrills 03/16/10 - 06:10 pm
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let me guess she will get her

let me guess she will get her kid back next week

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corgimom 03/16/10 - 06:24 pm
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My God, Fiat Lux, what mother

My God, Fiat Lux, what mother would ask a 2 YEAR OLD why a stuffed bear would be performing a sexual act on them?

What 2 YEAR OLD could possibly comprehend that, unless they are being abused? And what mother could possibly allow someone else to videotape that, and what sick, depraved person would want to film that?

You think that "Both the mother and the teen can be heard encouraging the child to simulate sexual acts." is anywhere in the realm of normal? Who would do such a thing? That, to you, isn't a sign of abuse? That has nothing to do with exploration. And Fiat, the mother is TWENTY FIVE, not 14.

That is not "getting attention". I don't know of anyone that would do such a sick thing. How you could think for one minute that behavior like that is ok is just beyond me.

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Dudeness 03/16/10 - 06:48 pm
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No child pornography charges

No child pornography charges for the 2?

redapples
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redapples 03/16/10 - 08:42 pm
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Stick a fork in

Stick a fork in her....America is done!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 03/16/10 - 08:54 pm
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Sick people. A couple more

Sick people. A couple more examples of why we need sterilization. Some people just shouldn't have kids!!!

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dougk 03/16/10 - 09:35 pm
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Yes, I agree with
Unpublished

Yes, I agree with BradO....this is surely the end of America.....and I would not doubt the entire WORLD. This woman has brought down not only the US, but worldwide humanity.

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 03/16/10 - 09:49 pm
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I'm sure she will trot into

I'm sure she will trot into court with her "pastor" and members of her "congregation" and they will tell a judge what a nice, upstanding, "Christian" person and good mother she is and she will be released with child. Maybe Ross Nipple and his Deacon can counsel her. Pathetic.

Doyougetitnow
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Doyougetitnow 03/16/10 - 09:51 pm
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Amazingly, there are LOTS of

Amazingly, there are LOTS of Mothers that are not mommas and should NOT ever have children. This is a mild one compared to some things I've seen. There is NO humanity in these pathetic women who keep giving birth. Sadly, there's not enough of us out here to take them all in, but when we do...we'll go to the ends of the earth to protect them. Also a hard reality is that GA law tries there best to let the children remain with or be returned to the birth mothers. It's truly heartbreaking to see and live it. God bless these children.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 03/16/10 - 09:58 pm
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Fiat, you said "Now imagine

Fiat, you said "Now imagine what kind of thing he learns if Mom makes a big deal of it: "Wow! This really gets her going. I'll do this again, maybe next time things get a little dull and I want to get a big response from her, and anybody else around."
You made everyone else's point. What message DID she send by what she did? She sent the message to do it again and more often just like you said. She shouldnt punish him for it, but a simple no no and let it go would have sufficed. No reaction, not as much need to do it again. I had a boy I know, and when he did touch or anything of that nature, I just redirected his attention to something else, like a good mother would do, dang sure not encourage it, get him an audience and film it for the rest of your sick friends to see. How is that a keepsake for film? If there was nothing to it, they shouldn't have kept encouraging it and there is no reason in the world to film such a thing except for at best a sick sense of humor, and even someone like that shouldn't be rearing children. Abuse may be reaching a little, but what was done was definately inappropriate no matter the circumstances. I'd like a name to see if they have histories.

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