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Aiken teens accused of posting explicit photos of special needs student

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 7:26 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 12:07 AM
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Two Aiken teens were arrested Tuesday after police say they posted photos of a South Aiken High School special needs student using the restroom to the Internet in December.

Austin Dean Thames, 17, and Jeffery Alec Forrester, 19, each face charges of disseminating obscene material in connection with the incident, according to an Aiken Department of Public Safety incident report.

Police were notified after an assistant principal was made aware of the photos. The administrator told police that she discovered the photos on Forrester’s social media account and noted that it already had 28 “likes.”

According to the report, the photos showed the 16-year-old victim with his pants down while he stood to use the restroom, and could be seen by Forrester’s 655 followers on the Web site.

Further investigation found that Thames took the photos of the victim and sent them to Forrester using Snapchat, a photo-sharing phone application. Forrester saved the photo and posted it online for his followers to see, according to the report.

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Fawkes
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Fawkes 02/04/14 - 07:39 pm
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Does that really rate an

Does that really rate an arrest? In that case I want to press charges against that kid who yelled "white boy taking a sh..." when I had to use the toilet at school.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/04/14 - 07:44 pm
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Too bad public caning is not

Too bad public caning is not acceptable in the U.S. A sound butt whipping would do both some good.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 02/04/14 - 09:00 pm
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C'mon, Fawkes....how many

C'mon, Fawkes....how many times do I have to tell you I'm sorry?!?!?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/04/14 - 09:04 pm
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This is wrong...

...on so many levels.
And depressing.
The human race....(Dixieman breaks down and cannot continue).

fedex227
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fedex227 02/04/14 - 10:12 pm
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Morons.
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... as far as "disseminating obscene material" ... they're lucky they weren't charged with 'distribution of child pornography.'

jimmymac
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jimmymac 02/04/14 - 10:17 pm
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PUNKS
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They should have to suffer public humiliation for what they did to that young disabled boy. Their parents must be so proud of the fine little boys they've spawned. The 17 yr. old should be expelled and they both should go to jail. Maybe they'll learn a little about humiliation by someone in there.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 02/04/14 - 10:45 pm
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Respect

what about respect for a special needs student? They can make fun of someone that is disabled - what if it was them???? They need to be punished and a peachtree switch on a bare bottom would be one good form of punishment - lock them up? No - they only learn more dumb things from those that are in there.

KSL
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KSL 02/05/14 - 12:16 am
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I think what they did speaks

I think what they did speaks for the decline in human decency and morality. Those creatures need to suffer public humiliation, as do the people resposible for rearing them. And appropriate and long lasting punishment.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 02/05/14 - 04:39 am
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so what are the main subjects
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so what are the main subjects they're teaching at south aiken high these days? apparently not much.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 02/05/14 - 05:10 am
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Iaaffg

What they are supposed to learn in high school has nothing on what their parents should have taught them from birth and that is how to be decent human beings. So sick of people wanting to blame schools for spoiled punks like this with no home training.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/05/14 - 07:09 am
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scooby I agree with that.

So sick of people wanting to blame schools for spoiled punks like this with no home training.

WAG
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WAG 02/05/14 - 07:59 am
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yes

yes

David Parker
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David Parker 02/05/14 - 08:38 am
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Reminds me of movies like Porky's and Hollywood Knights.

Except there was humor in those hi-jinx. This is just pitiful. Would not go so far as criminal charges, but something to inflict the same level of inappropriateness with the two photographers as the primary victims. That would suffice I guess.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 02/05/14 - 09:02 am
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Humor-nothing funny about it.

Humor-nothing funny about it. That's pathetic-we need to take a pic of their bare bottoms and post it too-with funny taunting captions. Sick pathetic little twits need the hell beat outta them-because that's where they are going-hee, hee. I think 3-6 months in jail would suffice. It won't kill them. As was told to me, "you have to be responsible for your actions, and pay for your actions". No pain , no gain.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 02/05/14 - 10:07 am
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Entertainment at the expense

Entertainment at the expense of someone with mental and/or physical disabilities is the lowest of the low.

allhans
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allhans 02/05/14 - 09:31 am
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Their parents must be sooo

Their parents must be sooo proud

YeCats
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YeCats 02/05/14 - 11:00 am
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Shame.

Punishment? For the rest of their lives, these "teens" will be marked.
Good on the assistant principal for acting! It just might save their lives. At least, its an opportunity to pause and reflect.

KSL
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KSL 02/05/14 - 10:42 am
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iaaffg

Did you do similar research to mine, or did you otherwise have knowledge of one or both? Just curious.

concernmom
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concernmom 02/05/14 - 11:13 am
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It is absolutely disgusting

It is absolutely disgusting that a special needs student is exploited like this. Also, a 19 year old adult and he's still in high school? He needs to focus on his studies and concentrate on graduating rather than humiliating another student.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 02/05/14 - 12:04 pm
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horrible...and to know that

horrible...and to know that it received 28 likes. disgusting.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 02/05/14 - 12:09 pm
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Find Me A Coach !!

When I was in HS, the coaches were the ones that were "located" when something like this needed "attention". I saw paddles made in Shop Class, and once saw a piece of oak flooring applied to the posterior of a guy. Sounds like we need to go back to the 70's, since SOME parents aren't doing the job of instilling humility and compassion for others. I dare say that both mommies and daddies need to be in attendance, and maybe be "attended to" as well. Lastly, Forrester does not have a lot of room to talk -- 19 and still in HS, tells me that he MIGHT have had to do a "re-do" once or twice. Keep them in school, but let them get some chain-gang fresh air for the next five or so summers.

my.voice
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my.voice 02/05/14 - 12:48 pm
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"Social Media" is just an

"Social Media" is just an opportunity to screw up.

David Parker
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David Parker 02/05/14 - 02:00 pm
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It was a stupid childish act

It was a stupid childish act that is profoundly disrespectful. It deserves reprimand, but criminal b/c they have an immature brain? nah, I don't think that is the solution. And I don't buy that all the folks wanting to burn these two at the stake haven't thrown a stone or two in their childhoods.

Now the 19-year-old is an adult and can/should be viewed differently. I can't help that. But my point is that the brains that devised this foolish act are not fully developed. It's not excusing them from punishment, but it puts context to there stupidity. I can't conclude they acted unlawfully. I would agree that sometimes things that are lawful are far worse than other actions that are classified as illegal.

KSL
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KSL 02/05/14 - 03:39 pm
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Perhaps their brains are less

Perhaps their brains are less fully developed because of other infiltrations, as well.

I accept NO excuses for this behavior.

You call this a "childish act" by a 19 year old? Should he be able to vote if he is still acting childishly?

YOU CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!

I cannot imagine a son of mine doing this ever.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 02/05/14 - 03:54 pm
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@David Parker - Same Hymnal

I tend to agree with you, that's why I said keep them in school. Drop-outs don't help society one bit. BUT, they need to also be shown the error of their ways -- manual labor during the summers.

KSL
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KSL 02/05/14 - 03:57 pm
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David, the 19 year old has an

David, the 19 year old has an immature brain? Does he need ro work for a while, given ability to get a job in Obama's America, or does he need to go to college until his brain is mature enough to not do this?

David Parker
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David Parker 02/05/14 - 03:58 pm
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I stated clearly that the 19

I stated clearly that the 19 year old was not the case in point. So much for comprehension right?

KSL
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KSL 02/05/14 - 04:00 pm
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Was the 19 year old a

Was the 19 year old a dropout? Based on my research of where he lived, he should not have been.

KSL
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KSL 02/05/14 - 04:03 pm
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Yeah, David, I saw it. But

Yeah, David, I saw it. But read your second paragraph. And get back to me on interpretation by the lessors of us.

KSL
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KSL 02/05/14 - 04:05 pm
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You clearly stated "the

You clearly stated "the brains" and that included the 19 year old.

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