Were they right to turn her in?
Parents Turn In Middle-Schooler For Exchanging Nude Pictures With Friends
Kids are sending these freaky flicks to eachother earlier and earlier. One pair of Virginia parents were so horrified by all the underage nudes they found on their daughter’s phone that they turned HER in to the cops to avoid any further inappropriateness. Via WTVR:
A Dinwiddie mother got a nasty shock when she went through her daughter’s cell phone and tablet. The pictures she discovered were so disturbing that she turned the girl in to sheriff’s deputies.
The parents discovered their 13-year-old daughter, who is about to enter the eighth-grade, had been sending and receiving naked pictures of other teens using her tablet.
And the deeper they dug, the worse it got. In fact, things got so bad they called in the sheriff’s department to investigate.
“What scares me is, this is much bigger than we realize. How many others are doing this and you don’t realize it,” asked the Dinwiddie County mother of two.
The parents became aware of what their 13-year-old was doing, when their other child heard voices in her bedroom around 4 a.m.
The parents then confiscated the electronics.
“Looking through the phone and the tablet we did find sexual pictures, conversations that were very inappropriate for her age,” she said.
While none of the nude photos showed their daughter with anyone else, there were pictures being sent back and forth with other boys.
“Everybody wanted to be her friend, because according to these people, she was cool now,” she said.
But they also made a startling discovery involving whom they believe is an area high school senior.
“We believe them to be 17-18ish… Definitely older than her. Did request that they have sex.”
The parents said that they called in the sheriff’s office to protect their daughter even though she could face criminal charges.
“We did this now to protect her for now and in the future, because this could get worse. She could be taken,” she said.
Well no one can say she didn’t learn a lesson from all this. But did her parents go too far in giving her a criminal record?