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Teen sent obscene text, photo, mother says

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The mother of a 16-year-old Academy of Richmond County student wants to prosecute a teenage boy who sent a picture of himself naked and an obscene text message to her daughter.

The message was sent to the girl's phone about 2:30 p.m. Friday, according to an incident report.

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NoHayManera
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NoHayManera 07/26/10 - 12:44 am
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Woops, that kid just ruined

Woops, that kid just ruined the rest of his life. Can we say "sex offender registry?"

scoobynews
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scoobynews 07/26/10 - 05:34 pm
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When will these kids ever

When will these kids ever learn? Like panther said often times these kids are sending each other suggestive pics so I hope this girl didn't send any to his phone because it could be a case of both of them being registered. I also think unless this girl has a halo around her head then I really think her mom should have called the other kid's parents before going to the police. What he did was wrong but I think everyone remembers doing something stupid as a teenager. I feel sorry for both of these kids. Because the girl is going to catch it when she goes back to school from her peers and the boy is going to be labled a sex offender. Hopefully this will be a hard lesson for other teens not to seen naked images of themselves to ANYONE.

overaugusta
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overaugusta 07/26/10 - 07:41 am
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100% agree panther.

100% agree panther.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/26/10 - 09:20 am
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The mother has every right to

The mother has every right to do this. I would do the same thing. What is wrong with all of you, that you think this is ok to do? It's NOT. Ever.

Too bad the boy's mother hasn't taught him morals and decency. Blame her and blame HIM, not the girl's mother.

And I would like to point out to all of you that there is no mention of how old the boy is. What if he's 18? 19? What if the girl hasn't done anything to provoke this? Why should it be ok for a boy to send a girl nude photos? Why should anyone have to put up with this?

Why is everyone assuming that the girl did something wrong, too?

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js_ee 07/26/10 - 09:44 am
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corqimom, I don't think

corqimom, I don't think anyone is saying what the boy did was right, but I do believe it would be fair to get all the facts before placing judgement on him OR his mother, as you did. Fact is, we don't know if his text was a response to hers or not. I work with teenagers and I can assure you, teenage girls pursue and pressure these boys a lot more the people know. I think we can all agree that a 16yr old girl is quite a bit more mature than a 16yr old boy, which usually makes that girl the dominate party in that "relationship". Again, I think the boy should be punished, but we should be careful about placing judgement and this definitely should not cause him to be labeled as a sex offender offender for the rest of his life.

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happychimer 07/26/10 - 09:45 am
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corgimom because they are

corgimom because they are searching for the worst and are always negative.

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KSL 07/26/10 - 10:02 am
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Actually I don't see anyone

Actually I don't see anyone being negative and searching for the worst here. No one really knows enough about this 2 sentence story to make a comment other than the comments made. 1. He was wrong to do it. 2. If she in any way provoked him, she is in the wrong as well.

happychimer
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happychimer 07/26/10 - 10:02 am
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We don't know if the girl is

We don't know if the girl is innocent or not. All girls are not wild. She could have shown the text to her mother.

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Chillen 07/26/10 - 10:06 am
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No happychimer, the folks

No happychimer, the folks commenting are not looking for the worst, they are just realists to todays society. Apparently you haven't been around teenagers in a while.

These kids do this crap all the time. And more often than not it backfires - usually not criminally though (thats a little extreme and I'd be interested to see the texts he received from this girl that I'm sure she deleted from her phone).

I print these articles out for my kids everytime I see a story like this. They are at least informed though I can't monitor their every move.

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walrus4ever 07/26/10 - 10:13 am
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Ha Ha my teenager broke up

Ha Ha my teenager broke up with her BF and she had sent him pics. What did he do when she dumped him? Sent 'em to me. Girls are every bit as aggressive, nasty and uninhibited as any guy.

happychimer
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happychimer 07/26/10 - 10:20 am
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But does anyone here know the

But does anyone here know the girl? If not, then how can any of you say for sure that she sent pictures to him? Maybe she did, and maybe she didn't. You don't know.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/26/10 - 10:43 am
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Place judgement on him? Um,

Place judgement on him? Um, he sent the nude photos and the obscene text, didn't he? Who is responsible for that other than him?

I think people are assuming that the girl provoked this. And that's a dangerous assumption. The bottom line, is HE is responsible for what he has done.

What has happened to people today? I wouldn't have given nude photos of myself to anyone that I dated in high school. That would be unthinkable. Who on here did stuff like that in high school?

What about morals? What about decency? What about teaching teenagers modesty and proper standards of behavior?

There is nothing in the story to suggest that she provoked this.

To say things like "there are 3 sides to this, his side, her side, and the truth"- what? He sent the photos and the text. That's the truth.

It's called "personal responsibility". He did this, and now he gets to face what he has done.

As I said, too bad his mother didn't teach him proper standards of behavior.

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you tried to say "But he did it too" or "He did this and that and so I did such and such" and your parents refused to accept that, ever? Didn't his mother ever teach him personal responsibility?

Why isn't anyone on here willing to say "Maybe that girl didn't do anything to provoke this"? Why do people refuse to even consider that?

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 07/26/10 - 11:37 am
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How silly... unless her
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How silly... unless her daughter didn't encourage it.

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montega12 07/26/10 - 11:57 am
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and corgi these kids have

and corgi these kids have been saturated with nudity and web porn some even before middle school its time you adapt to the new world most girls will send a nude pic to a guy within 20 seconds of meeting them online its a FACT. the younger generation doesnt view nudity as anything big at all. i think mom is gonna be really embarrassed when the whole truth comes out and the daughter is probably wishing she never showed it to mom

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DanK 07/26/10 - 01:04 pm
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The article does not say, but

The article does not say, but I'd bet that mommy monitors the cell phone use of her daughter, and that the daughter did not show it to her mother, but that mommy found it as she went through her daughter's cell records for the day. I'd also bet that the daughter was not particularly distraught by the message or image. I'm not saying she invited it or sent the boy pictures of herself or had any sexual relationship with him -- just that, I don't think she would be overly disturbed by it.

These are teens. In the old days (and now as well), teens (including me) would go skinny dipping, play "doctor" and strip poker and all sorts of discovery games involving nudity. Then, Polaroid cameras were invented and were cheap, so everybody had one and took pictures. Nobody got pregnant, nobody became a rapist or a sex pervert, nobody became a prostitute or child molester from these kinds of activities. Nowdays, it is digital pictures that teens pass around. If mommy thinks her daughter has never seen a naked boy before, I'd say she's pretty naive. This is pretty much SOP for teens.

It is perverse and terribly dysfunctional to prosecute people simply for being naked, and it is doubly damaging to criminalize teens who are simply going through the normal process of learning about their bodies and their sexuality. Rather than freak out and prosecute this kind of behavior, parents should educate their children from an early age, treat nudity as natural to promote healthy body image, and teach them to make responsible decisions about sex.

That aid, the suggestion that the daughter was actively engaged in some way, either sending images of herself or involved sexually with him or anyone else, is just totally wild (and unjustifiable) speculation. This propensity to always blame the girl/woman is evil. All we know from this brief news report is that he boy sent the message, and that mommy found out about it and wants to prosecute the boy. Period.

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missaugusta07 07/26/10 - 01:14 pm
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I want to apologize for my

I want to apologize for my earlier comment,it was'nt meant to be put out of context that I was saying she was guilty,somebody needs to check on all the facts..I'm sorry if I offended whoever!

scoobynews
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scoobynews 07/26/10 - 05:44 pm
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Corgi as everyone has said I

Corgi as everyone has said I don't think it was wrong for a mother to protect her kid but make sure your child hasn't done the same thing first. Now if she hasn't then by all means proceed and throw the little rat under the bus. I work with kids around this age and let me tell you there are some AGGRESSIVE girls out there today. It is really scary considering I have a son and I am sure this will only get worse. I have heard 13 year old girls talk about having "friends with benefits" WTH??? They shouldn't even know what that is. Maybe this was the first time this boy did something so stupid who knows maybe not but at least go to his mom first and formost. If you get no results then go higher.

sassygirl8
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sassygirl8 07/26/10 - 07:10 pm
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Now mom how do you know that

Now mom how do you know that your daughter did not provoke this man. You don't know what goes on in these kids brains. Also it amazes me how men always are the ones in trouble and not these hoochie women

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