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Mom Arrested After Sexually Oriented Party
St. Petersburg Times ^ | 4/18/02 | Carrie Johnson

Posted on 05/20/2002 8:43:17 AM PDT by marshmallow

HERNANDO -- A 27-year-old Hernando mother is facing criminal charges after authorities said she hosted a sexually oriented birthday party for her daughter and six other young girls from a local dance school.

Melissa Balkcom was arrested Friday evening on two charges of lewd and lascivious exhibition after she was accused of performing nude jumping jacks in front of the girls and daring a 13-year-old to demonstrate oral sex on a soda bottle, said Citrus County Sheriff's Detective Portia Guinn.

Lewd and lascivious exhibition is a second-degree felony that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Guinn was scheduled to meet Balkcom at the Citrus County jail Friday, where Balkcom was expected to be released without bail.

According to a Department of Children and Families report, the incident was reported to authorities April 30.

The report said seven girls ages 9 to 13 who knew one another from the Debbie Cole School of Dance in Homosassa Springs attended the birthday party at Balkcom's Hernando residence.

The names of the girls were not released by authorities due to their ages and the nature of the crimes. Balkcom could not be reached for comment Friday evening.

Guinn said Balkcom dared a 13-year-old to do 10 nude jumping jacks, then did 10 nude jumping jacks herself.

Two girls were told to "French kiss" objects, including a television set, Guinn said. Another was told to do a "lap dance" on a chair, and one girl was dared to perform a "lap wiggle" on another girl, according to the Department of Children and Families report.

Balkcom also dared a 13-year-old to use a bottle to demonstrate how oral sex is performed, Guinn said. When some of the younger girls appeared to be confused, Balkcom explained the meaning of oral sex to them, Guinn said.

"Most of the girls at the party didn't even know what a lot of these things were," Guinn added.

Several of them described the party to their mothers, who contacted the Sheriff's Office. Guinn said she has interviewed the seven girls who attended the party, as well as Balkcom.

Guinn said Balkcom admitted to initiating the questionable party game.

"She advised that she knew she had made a big mistake," Guinn said. "She's been very cooperative. She just made some poor decisions."

While the girls knew each other from dance classes, the Debbie Cole School of Dance was not connected to the party, Guinn said. Hal Cole, co-owner of the school, said he did not want to comment on the arrest.


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1 posted on 05/20/2002 8:43:17 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
Words fail me . . . .
2 posted on 05/20/2002 8:46:52 AM PDT by 3catsanadog
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To: marshmallow
The accused is 27. The children, including her daughter are between the ages of 9 and 13. That would mean she was between 14 and 18 when she gave birth. And why am I not surprised that there is no mention of a husband in the article.
3 posted on 05/20/2002 8:47:34 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: marshmallow
Yet another sick puppy!
4 posted on 05/20/2002 8:47:35 AM PDT by aShepard
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To: marshmallow
Mom is a pervert.
5 posted on 05/20/2002 8:48:00 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: marshmallow
Can you imagine the outcry if she had them perform oral sex on a beer bottle, or let them smoke?.....
6 posted on 05/20/2002 8:48:07 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: marshmallow
"She advised that she knew she had made a big mistake," Guinn said. "She's been very cooperative. She just made some poor decisions."

I think it's pretty obvious here there were some poor decisions well before the party...

7 posted on 05/20/2002 8:50:01 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands
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To: marshmallow
I hit post before finishing my commetns....

but if she'd given them lessons on how to practice safe sex, or taken one of the girls for an abortion, she'd be a heroine....

8 posted on 05/20/2002 8:50:18 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: marshmallow
"She advised that she knew she had made a big mistake," Guinn said. "She's been very cooperative. She just made some poor decisions."

Just checked my Defense Lawyer Tolerance level and the news is bad: I can hear the phrases in bold approximately three more times total in my life, before either my head explodes, or I have to hurt one of 'em.

9 posted on 05/20/2002 8:51:08 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: 3catsanadog
I agree...I just can't comprehend HOW someone could even consider doing this, not just with children, but period.
10 posted on 05/20/2002 8:51:32 AM PDT by mattdono
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To: Phantom Lord
That would mean she was between 14 and 18 when she gave birth.

Yes, but the really puzzling question is how such an obvious diesel dyke ended up pregnant in the first place.

11 posted on 05/20/2002 8:53:18 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: marshmallow
Well, this might begin to explain why the church school asked the child of the "stripper mom" to please find another school if she didn't want to change her "career."

Kudos to the parents who turned this mom in.

12 posted on 05/20/2002 8:53:19 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: marshmallow
Lesbianism on the march. Recruitment of young girls is at an all time high. Thanks Rosie.
13 posted on 05/20/2002 8:53:22 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: marshmallow
is the mother recruiting youngies? Did she see the Vagina Monologues and get inspired?
14 posted on 05/20/2002 8:53:43 AM PDT by camle
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To: ken5050
Can you imagine the outcry if she had them perform oral sex on a beer bottle, or let them smoke?.....

Or worse yet, had Guns or PIZZA on the premesis.

You know, the worst my friends and I ever did at a slumber party was play Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.

I really fear for our children.

15 posted on 05/20/2002 8:54:27 AM PDT by RepoGirl
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To: hellinahandcart
What leads you to believe she is a Diesel Dyke? Do you have a pic of her?

She could be lipstick ya know.

16 posted on 05/20/2002 8:55:21 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: marshmallow
This is what happens when people with room-temperature IQs watch MTV.
17 posted on 05/20/2002 8:56:51 AM PDT by Dakmar
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To: Phantom Lord
The "jumping jacks" were a big clue. Think of high school. "Lipstick" would have been playing dress-em-up-like-fashion-models instead of calisthentics.
18 posted on 05/20/2002 9:00:51 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Mamzelle
Well, this might begin to explain why the church school asked the child of the "stripper mom" to please find another school if she didn't want to change her "career."

Thank you! This was my thought exactly. People send their children to "exclusive" and "discriminatory" Christian schools for a *reason,* and what your children will experience at someone else's house is a big one.

19 posted on 05/20/2002 9:01:38 AM PDT by valkyrieanne
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To: camle
is the mother recruiting youngies? Did she see the Vagina Monologues and get inspired?

Well, let's just say that she's a big fan of Paula Poundstone.

20 posted on 05/20/2002 9:02:14 AM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: marshmallow
At least Balkcom didn't teach those girls how to put a condom on a banana, like they do in public school. She knew where to draw the line. < /sarcasm>
21 posted on 05/20/2002 9:04:39 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: marshmallow
"DEAR ANN: I hope you can help me with an unusual problem. My teenage daughter was recently invited to a nude slumber party. She assured me there would be no boys present. I called the mother of the girl and talked to her about this party. While the mother admitted the idea was strange, she said she would be present during the party to supervise. She also said her husband and teenage son would be away for the weekend, so there would be no males present in the house. She assured me that nude slumber parties are all the rage these days. I have never heard of such a thing and cannot imagine why a bunch of 15- and 16-year-old girls would want to spend 12 hours together stark naked. Any ideas? "

Baffled Mom in Burlingame

"DEAR MOM: I'm as baffled as you are. While walking around nude may be an interesting experiment, and sleeping nude has long been popular, I cannot imagine the appeal of doing either with a bunch of other girls in close quarters. "

"As long as you trust the mother of these girls to supervise for the duration of the party, I see no harm in it. Meanwhile, ask your daughter why she finds this such an attractive idea. You might learn something."

Ann Landers

22 posted on 05/20/2002 9:06:08 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: TADSLOS
The cops should be looking for the hidden camera.
23 posted on 05/20/2002 9:07:38 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: marshmallow
No one would have been arrested if this had taken place in a government school classroom. In fact, critics would have been labelled as uptight right-wing homophobes who are denying the youngsters their sexuality.
24 posted on 05/20/2002 9:08:30 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: marshmallow
I think that this might be related to the letter to Dear Abby last week where as a Mother asked if it was okay for her daughter to go to a Nude Slumber Party.

The timing sure is close.

Reading Dear Abby is good for a laugh.

25 posted on 05/20/2002 9:08:31 AM PDT by Deguello
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To: marshmallow
Nude jumping jacks? I guess we know what Rosie will be doing for all the girls at her daughter's 13th birthday party.
26 posted on 05/20/2002 9:08:34 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: Phantom Lord
I'm also guessing that this mom was sexually abused as a child.
27 posted on 05/20/2002 9:09:28 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: 3catsanadog
Just another sign the apocalypse is upon us...BTW, just the other day, Ann Landers answered a letter from the mother of the teenage girl. The mom wanted to know if its was okay for her daughter to attend a "nude slumber party" with other teenage girls (average age: 15). The "host" mother assured other parents that her husband and teenage son would be spending the night away from the house, and that nude slumber parties are in vogue right now for young girls.

Naturally, Ann said it was okay, but advised that the mother might want to ask her daughter why she wanted to attend a nude slumber party. I don't think the planned party referenced in the Landers column is the same event in Florida, but I am a little shocked by these so-called slumber parties. I have three daughters (youngest is now 19), and none of them were ever invited (nor attended) anything approaching a clothing optional sleepover. Even more shocking is that many parents see nothing wrong with it, and even lead the kids in a round of "nude jumping jacks." And the authorities insist that the Florida mom did nothing more than "make some bad decisions."

28 posted on 05/20/2002 9:10:59 AM PDT by Spook86
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To: Deguello
I wonder why lesbian moms in Florida and Vermont would just happen to have the same idea more or less at the same time. I wonder if some show, publication, or Web site is promoting the idea of these nude girls' parties.
29 posted on 05/20/2002 9:11:21 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: Charles Martel
Methinks it's civil action time.
30 posted on 05/20/2002 9:12:03 AM PDT by camle
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To: marshmallow
Wow. June Cleaver she ain't.....
31 posted on 05/20/2002 9:14:48 AM PDT by Jonah Hex
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To: marshmallow
"Most of the girls at the party didn't even know what a lot of these things were," Guinn added

Not anymore thanks to this skank. They WERE innocent before this. I don't know how to make an angry emoticon, but that would be appropriate for how I feel right now.

32 posted on 05/20/2002 9:19:32 AM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: Phantom Lord
You think this is the same one that got the Ann Landers letter last week (I think I remember you on that thread, the nude slumber party letter)? I hope so, if it's not this is a scary coincidence and possible indication of a bizaare new trend.
33 posted on 05/20/2002 9:23:00 AM PDT by discostu
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To: Rebelbase;phantom lord
Oops should have read farther down in the thread, thanks RB.
34 posted on 05/20/2002 9:25:28 AM PDT by discostu
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To: discostu
Does this lady live near the town of Burlingame, where the nude slumber party letter came from?

And remember, its all the 'rage' now a days.

Now just if some of the 'flat-bellies' that live near me would start holding some nude slumber parties I might finally find a use for that telescope i have.

35 posted on 05/20/2002 9:25:50 AM PDT by Phantom Lord
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To: marshmallow
Nude jumping-jacks?

Mom in either not well endowed, or has black eyes. ;-)

36 posted on 05/20/2002 9:28:07 AM PDT by StriperSniper
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To: marshmallow
...knew one another from the Debbie Cole School of Dance in Homosassa Springs...
 
Am I really the only one who took a double-take at the town's name? (Onion-worthy, but who'd fall for it?)

37 posted on 05/20/2002 9:29:53 AM PDT by AnnaZ
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Nude jumping jacks? I guess we know what Rosie will be doing for all the girls at her daughter's 13th birthday party.

Oh, thanks for the mental image. Now I have to scrape my lunch out of the carpet.

38 posted on 05/20/2002 9:30:09 AM PDT by balrog666
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To: marshmallow
The parents of these children should demand that the house where the "party" was held be searched for hidden cameras and video recordings. Maybe I'm overly suspicious, but that kind of filth floating around the internet comes from somewhere.
39 posted on 05/20/2002 9:31:48 AM PDT by Pablo64
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To: Jonah Hex
Jumping Jacks?! Oh God no! Neked?

Ah... no big deal, the mom just made some bad decisions. Hey, they were all girls and getting in touch w/themselves.

If it was a father w/boys? Hmmm. Looks like 5-10.

Not sticking up for h-mos but this mother-thing is going a bit too far.

40 posted on 05/20/2002 9:33:35 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: Phantom Lord
A "Bird" watcher? I love those "Steel bellied, air heads" myself.
41 posted on 05/20/2002 9:33:40 AM PDT by tet68
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To: marshmallow
Garbage in, garbage out...
42 posted on 05/20/2002 9:33:55 AM PDT by Bush2000
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To: valkyrieanne; Mamzelle
We used to have little wisdom sayings that everybody understood. The applicable one here is "Only one bad apple spoils the whole bushel."
43 posted on 05/20/2002 9:35:29 AM PDT by bvw
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To: FresnoDA; mizSterious; Jaded
Yet another citizen of Van Damon's Land heard from.
44 posted on 05/20/2002 9:37:06 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Phantom Lord
Good point. This is yet another reason why I waited until my '30s to have kids.
45 posted on 05/20/2002 9:38:31 AM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: marshmallow
I think we need a new name for the exercise of nude "jumping jacks". That title might be appropriate for males, but for females, I think maybe "flippy-flops" or "bouncy-wouncies" would be better. Any other ideas??? parsy the grammarian.
46 posted on 05/20/2002 9:43:05 AM PDT by parsifal
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To: hellinahandcart
"John Wilkes Booth advised that he knew he had made a big mistake," Guinn said. "He's been very cooperative. He just made some poor decisions."
47 posted on 05/20/2002 9:45:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: marshmallow
When evil can break down modesty, then promiscuous sex will follow...
48 posted on 05/20/2002 9:45:14 AM PDT by ColdSteelTalon
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To: Rebelbase
I'm baffled by Ann Landers answer to Baffled Mom!
49 posted on 05/20/2002 9:49:25 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: marshmallow
This article wins Green Goblin's "WTF??" Award for this week...

50 posted on 05/20/2002 9:56:52 AM PDT by The Green Goblin
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