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Suffolk boy, 13, charged in alleged "sextortion" case
The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 28, 2014 | Scott Daugherty

Posted on 05/29/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT by csvset

SUFFOLK

Police are investigating allegations that a 13-year-old boy blackmailed as many as six girls into performing sex acts.

At least one of the girls - a student at John F. Kennedy Middle School - told police last month that she sent nude photos of herself to the boy and that he turned around and threatened to forward the images to his friends if she didn't do what he wanted, according to court documents. She said he coerced her into performing oral sex on April 10 on a school bus.

When detectives looked into her story, they learned about five other possible victims, documents said.

The boy - who no longer attends John F. Kennedy Middle School - has been charged in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court with one count each of felony aggravated sexual battery and production of child pornography, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney James Wiser said.

Diana Klink, a city spokeswoman, declined to comment on the case, noting that the investigation is ongoing.

Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokeswoman for the school system, said the boy was suspended and recommended for expulsion. The School Board's pupil personnel committee held a hearing May 15 and decided instead to transfer him to the division's alternative education program at Turlington Woods School for the remainder of the year, she said.

The committee will revisit the student's case in August, Bradshaw added.

Child welfare advocates and other experts on so-called "sexting" said the allegations illustrate some of the dangers teenagers face when they send nude photos of themselves to others. A key point: When a person hits send on a text message or email, he or she loses control of the attached image.

"Never take a picture you don't want your parents to see," said Parry Aftab, executive director of WiredSafety.org, a volunteer organization dedicated to online safety.

Jeff R. Temple, an associate professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and author of multiple studies on sexting, urged parents to share this cautionary tale with their children.

"Use this as a learning opportunity," said Temple, who has researched the prevalence of sexting among high school students. He said teenagers - particularly girls - should understand they never have to submit to such "sextortion."

"You are not alone. A lot of people are doing this, for better or worse," he said.

Temple noted the results of a study he published in 2012 that found that about 28 percent of 948 Texas high school students interviewed admitted sending someone a nude photo of themselves. Boys and girls sent photos at about the same rate, but boys were significantly more likely to request such photos than girls, he said.

The study found a link between sexting and impulsive behavior and substance abuse, but Temple said it is not something only "risky kids are doing."

"A lot of these kids aren't coming from bad homes," he said.

Temple said most people sext because they are in a relationship or one of them wants to be in a relationship.

"It's a modern-day version of 'you show me yours and I'll show you mine,' " Temple said. "We just didn't have access to a large distribution network when we were kids."

Scott Daugherty, 757-222-5221, scott.daugherty@pilotonline.com


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: sexting; sextortion
told police last month that she sent nude photos of herself to the boy

What could possibly go wrong here? She'll have fun, fun, fun, fun, fun until Daddy takes her iPhone away....

Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokeswoman for the school system, said the boy was suspended and recommended for expulsion. The School Board's pupil personnel committee held a hearing May 15 and decided instead to transfer him to the division's alternative education program at Turlington Woods School for the remainder of the year, she said.

Yay school board wonks. /s

She said he coerced her into performing oral sex on April 10 on a school bus.

Was the bus driver asleep?

1 posted on 05/29/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

The bus driver was busy sexting...while driving


2 posted on 05/29/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: csvset
Was the bus driver asleep?

I used to drink beer on my school bus. The driver cannot see everything.

3 posted on 05/29/2014 7:53:01 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I drove a 72 passenger school bus for a year. You are correct; the driver can’t see everything.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 7:56:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 1rudeboy
The driver could see everything on my bus - that's because it was the SHORT bus!
5 posted on 05/29/2014 7:58:46 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That’s not an easy job. Anybody doing it well gets my respect.

Throw in dark mornings and bad weather and you’re talking real skills needed.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 7:59:11 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: csvset

John F. Kennedy Middle School............how apropos...................


7 posted on 05/29/2014 8:00:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Ignore the bus driver, Watch That Student!

He has already mastered manipulating females, extortion, blackmail, sexual predation.

I suggest bankrolling him as he will one day be a Senator, at least. Might make it into the White House.

He clearly has all the necessary skills.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 8:04:02 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: csvset
she sent nude photos of herself to the boy and that he turned around and threatened to forward the images to his friends if she didn't do what he wanted

I think there's a lesson in here somewhere.

9 posted on 05/29/2014 8:04:45 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Friday Morning, 07:00, a Stroh’s Tall Boy and cold, leftover KFC.

The breakfast of Champions!

(You may substitute cold, leftover pizza, too.)


10 posted on 05/29/2014 8:05:25 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Or just don’t care...


11 posted on 05/29/2014 8:07:00 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: GladesGuru

I suspect that there are politcal high rollers who have already set up an...”endowment” for this pukes further “education”.

Time to start demanding to see his academic records...now....


12 posted on 05/29/2014 8:12:42 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: envisio
I expect a bus driver to care about driving the darn bus. If he or she has the opportunity, he or she can function as an authority.
13 posted on 05/29/2014 8:23:53 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: csvset

He certainly was...ambitious...for thirteen. When I was that age I had trouble working up the courage to call a girl. I guess times have changed.


14 posted on 05/29/2014 8:25:49 AM PDT by apillar
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To: csvset

I saw that part on the bus, that’s insane.

My oldest is 8, but I’m already concerned. I will wear out my knees praying.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 8:26:03 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: apillar

how the heck did he coerce the girl to take nude pictures of herself, and then send the pics to him?

Not to over simplify teenage behavior, but wouldn’t she have the sense to just say no to a boy asking for nude pictures? Things snowballed from there, is what it sounds like.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 8:27:35 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: csvset
The boy - who no longer attends John F. Kennedy Middle School - has been charged in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court with one count each of felony aggravated sexual battery and production of child pornography, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney James Wiser said.

Shouldn't the girls have been charged with production of child pornography? The boy didn't produce it.

17 posted on 05/29/2014 8:28:15 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I ride the short bus! I ride it to the senior center twice a week! My son teases me about that.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: csvset; Morgana

These kids have learned the leftist teaching on sex-ed well.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 8:28:40 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: apillar

times have not changed

culture has changed for the worst


20 posted on 05/29/2014 8:29:50 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Red Badger

He should be transferred to the Bill Clinton school.


21 posted on 05/29/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: ConservingFreedom

Yah! Play stupid games win stupid prizes.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 8:30:01 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

She is a product of this culture and the schools these days usually teach sex-ed that its all okay.

We used to complain that schools taught “if it feels good, do it”, now they teach “just do it and not doing it is a bad thing”


23 posted on 05/29/2014 8:31:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh yeah, I expect a bus driver to be akin to a captain of a boat at sea.

The captain of a boat at sea can legally detain a person until the boat is docked and the proper authorities are there to take over.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 8:32:08 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: envisio

Well, if you expect bus drivers to be paid like ship captains . . . .


25 posted on 05/29/2014 8:33:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

The solution is to require the teachers to ride the bus too.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 8:35:51 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GladesGuru

Using Elliot Roger as an example, the feminists are saying that boys are “taught” to abuse females. In this case, the boy was 13 years old, which means he should have started school around 2007. So, when did someone start teaching him to be abusive to females? When did someone “teach” the girl to send him nude photos? And who exactly are the people teaching 13 year olds to behave this way? C’mon feminists, you’re so smart, you tell US!


27 posted on 05/29/2014 8:37:48 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Durus
The story doesn't really say. Perhaps he videoed the oral sex? As far as her e-mailing nude images of her self, I'm not sure where the law stands on that.

Perhaps the boy's defense team could say she was soliciting. Either way, these children are idiots. No internet for you, for 1 year !

28 posted on 05/29/2014 8:38:32 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset
a student at John F. Kennedy Middle School

The only thing more fitting would be if the illegal sex acts took place at William Clinton Middle School.

29 posted on 05/29/2014 8:42:25 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88
Contact Suffolk Public Schools

Splendid idea. The boy should wag his finger and say, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman..."

30 posted on 05/29/2014 8:51:17 AM PDT by csvset
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31 posted on 05/29/2014 8:56:25 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Three fingers of Jack and two raw eggs in a glass.That’s a real morning eye-opener.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 9:03:08 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

No because she is a girl. Girls are too stupid to make their own decisions about their bodies. They are weak, feeble, and easily coerced. They are always the victim and the male is always the perpetrator, hence the boy being charged with child porn and the girl being innocent.

while this kid is definitely a creep, the girl is guilty of creating child porn and equality demands she be charged. Ignorance is not a defense but I guess having a vagina is. We are told women are equal to men yet somehow they get the advantage of playing stupid victim in court. You can be a strong leader and a stupid victim at the same time.


33 posted on 05/29/2014 9:03:26 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: drunknsage

There was a case in PA involving a boy and girls exchanging pics and the boy then sending them to others, and the girls involved WERE charged and convicted, as I recall.


34 posted on 05/29/2014 9:13:16 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: drunknsage

She was blackmailed.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 9:34:08 AM PDT by goldi
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To: goldi
"Blackmailed" by the existence of nude photos she took and distributed herself.

Just as it's nearly impossible to cheat an honest man, it's nearly impossible to blackmail a girl who's not an attention-seeking little slut.

36 posted on 05/29/2014 9:39:53 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: csvset

“...a 13-year-old boy blackmailed...”

He’s racist! Call Al “Notso” Sharpton and the Revrund Jacksun quick!


37 posted on 05/29/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: csvset

Assuming the story is correct (and that the girls aren’t just making up stories, which has been known to happen), the boy is a little creep and a potential future sexual predator. Or, as someone else mentioned, possible future politician/CEO material.

The girls involved have presumably learned their lesson about the costs of their naivety and/or stupidity. Other girls (and boys) need to be made aware of the stupidity and potential dangers of taking and distributing nude photos of themselves.

The mind really boggles. I can’t imagine any girl that I knew in junior high or high school allowing nude pictures of themselves to be taken (of course, “selfies” used to be more difficult, and pictures had to be processed by strangers, back in the film days) and distributed. I still can’t imagine what would make a young woman think that this was in any way a good idea.


38 posted on 05/29/2014 9:47:22 AM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Just as it's nearly impossible to cheat an honest man, it's nearly impossible to blackmail a girl who's not an attention-seeking little slut.

Joe Francis, Larry Flynt, and nearly every porn producer in the San Fernando Valley are racing to get her phone #.

39 posted on 05/29/2014 9:53:28 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: GeronL
"The solution is to require the teachers to ride the bus too."

Yeah, because teachers really want to have to deal with screaming, unruly kids for an hour more or so after having to deal with their attitudes and behavior all day long...

Also, doing so would negate the ability to stay after school to assist any students who need extra help.

Your suggestion is not tenable...

40 posted on 05/29/2014 10:12:21 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Discarded fetuses for power? Hitler may have lost the battle, but he won the war.")
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To: nascarnation

On the drive back to the shed, with all the kids delivered, at 50 mph, the rear tires would bounce off the ground...


41 posted on 05/29/2014 11:26:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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