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Teen Sexting Question

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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A few months ago my 17 year old son received some semi nude snap shots from a 16 year old girl on Facebook. He was flirting with her but never asked for the photos (He showed me the conversations). She just sent them. I'm not sure what the girl told her mother but a police detective contacted me today wanting to ask my son some questions. I'm worried!
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bhow
by Bronze Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Lucky you! (not) Hope you all can prove he didn't provoke her or ask for them, you might have a real problem on your hands.  I hope he didn't forward them on (if he could, idk squat about FB) he could be looking at some hard charges if he did.  I will keep you in my thoughts.  Good Luck. We've got friends that have gone through this garbage, they were months fighting it but did finally win.

quickbooksworm
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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If she just sent them and he didn't forward them to anyone, he may be OK. It is illegal to possess or distribute child pornography and a lot of guys have been getting in trouble for girls sending them pictures.
NDADanceMom
by on Feb. 11, 2014 at 2:37 PM

This is why you go to the police as soon as you get pictures like that.  

Bisciutsmom40
by Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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I don't get why she's not in trouble for sending them. He did not forward them to anyone.
LuLuRex
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Ugh that's a pain but at least he's not 18 receiving them from a minor. 

I'm not looking forward to my kids being teenagers.


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DallasCowboys81
by Platinum Member on Feb. 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Which is exactly why my dd does not have texting. I hope your son don't get in troubke. As for the girl, shame on her AND her parents. Maybe they need to be responsible and check what she is doing on the phone im sure they pay for. Our society is going down hill and fast. It scares me to death!
MiriRose923
by on Feb. 12, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Oh my!  I'm sorry you're dealing with this.  Thankfully, I haven't had experience with this issue, but it's definitely something I will be talking with my kids about.   Focus on the Family has some good info on their site about sexting that might be useful.  They also have counselors that you can call and ask for advice -- it's free.  HTH!

Tiff22Faith
by Member on Feb. 12, 2014 at 12:33 PM

You will need to be completely honest. Pull phone records. You can get his text messages and show them to the police. If you know he didn't ask for the photos and he showed you, then you have nothing to hide. 

MrsHooks
by New Member on Feb. 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I had a situation like this with my ex's daughter. I went to bat for her.. and believed everything she said.. turns out she was lying.She sent pics of herself and they were spread around the school.

When will these kids learn!! I hope your son is telling you the truth. The police should be able to tell by the messages. Also, there was a news artical recently where the girl was charged for sending out porn.. even though the images were of herself.  GL to you and your son.

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