Man Sentenced to 10-years for Posting Bay Area Girl’s Nude Photos on Internet & Facebook

May 29, 2014 18:00 pm · 99 comments

A 22-year-old New Jersey man has been sentenced in federal court in Oakland to 10 years in prison for victimizing a 15-year-old Bay Area girl by posting nude photos of her on websites and Facebook.

Alex Gonzalez of Wenonah, N.J., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in November to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

He was sentenced by Hamilton on Wednesday.

According to a prosecution sentencing brief and an FBI affidavit filed in the case, Gonzalez, then a student at a college in New Jersey, met the unidentified victim on a video chat website in the summer of 2012.

Over the next several months, he persuaded her to send him a number of nude photographs, including some that were sexually explicit.

After the high school student told him in November that she no longer wished to communicate with him, Gonzalez began a campaign to punish her by posting nude photos on two Internet pornography sites, according to the documents.

On one of the sites, hosted in Russia, Gonzalez posted the victim’s name, age and cell phone number along with the photos, causing her to receive phone calls from strangers until she changed her phone number, according to the FBI affidavit.

Gonzalez also opened a fake Facebook account under an assumed name, friended many of the girl’s friends and in December 2012 persuaded the victim herself – who did not realize Gonzalez was behind the request – to become a friend.

Gonzalez then posted some of the nude photos on Facebook and tagged them with the victim’s name, thus enabling her friends to see the photos, prosecutors said.

“The feeling that (the victim) must have experienced while walking the halls of her high school after this incident unfolded is something that no young child should ever have to endure. This case represents cyber-stalking at its worst,” prosecutors wrote.

Federal prosecutors had asked for a 14-year sentence, while Gonzalez’s defense lawyers, noting that he has no previous criminal record and has been receiving therapy, sought a five-year term.

Defense attorney Robert Beles wrote in a brief submitted to Hamilton, “What we have here is a confused young man who realizes that he has done serious damage to another person and is still sorting out why he did this and the totality of the pain that he caused the victim and her family.”

1 Mandatory Parental Guidance May 29, 2014 at 6:14 PM

What a dumb girl…. her ill-advised actions resulted in victimizing herself.

The guy is scum. No doubt about that.

2 i wonder if his cellmates will be posting videos..... May 29, 2014 at 6:17 PM

of him flopping around in a puddle of blood and feces after they rip his bowels wiiiiiide open….

3 Connie Dobbs May 29, 2014 at 6:28 PM

#1 Yep.

4 kax May 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM

hey,Alex…….how fortunate for you that you enjoy the perverse……’cause that’s what it’s about to get…….

5 Atticus Thraxx May 29, 2014 at 6:57 PM

The internet is like the deep woods. Dark, loud, dirty and rife with predators. You need to have your wits about you and somebody watching your six.

6 MadMom May 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I don’t think it’s fair to say the girl was dumb. She was young and trusting. Also misguided but not dumb. I think she’s suffered enough.

7 Cartman May 29, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Boil him.

8 Jim Shoes May 29, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Got what he deserved.

9 Anon May 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Were either of them from the Claycord area?

10 Rollo Tomasi May 29, 2014 at 8:16 PM

@madmom:

No, she’s a genius because she sent him nude photos of herself. It’s not like he kidnapped her and forced her. Without her stupid actions, she would not have been a victim.

That said, this scumbag should never again see the light of day.

11 Walnut Creek Resident May 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

I think there should be laws that are obvious to these people who terrorize people this way. I do not think it is universal or known to people that you can really get into a lot trouble if you do this. It is a new problem and needs to be addressed. Remember do not let people take nude photos of you!!

12 Anon May 29, 2014 at 8:28 PM

This is sad certainly, and what he was wrong but what kind of family is this girl part of that she would think it was OK to send nude photo’s of herself to anyone?

13 Subterfuge May 29, 2014 at 8:29 PM

This was definitely a girl who needed more adult supervision.

14 Don't Ever Blame May 29, 2014 at 8:34 PM

The Victim!!!
Quit Being A Hater!!!
Thank You LE!

15 kaiser sosa May 29, 2014 at 8:36 PM

You dont have to take nude photos
of yourself and post them for this
to happen. Software is available to
those so inlined that allows them to
turn on your computer or cell phone
camera and capture images without
you knowing it. They also can have
full perview of your stored photos.
This guy is a pervert and they should
hang him at dawn as an example to
all the perverts in training out there.
This girl was blameless. He was a
conniving, manipulating criminal
and anyone could have been taken in.

16 Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire May 29, 2014 at 8:53 PM

obama voter.

17 Silva May 29, 2014 at 8:57 PM

That oughta fix him.

18 Connie Dobbs May 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM

#6 No, she’s just begun to suffer. Those pictures will be following her around for decades. Some colleges want to look at your FB account. Most employers will. In fact, it’s viewed as suspicious when a person of her generation hasn’t got an FB account. Those pictures are the property of FB now that they’ve been posted. That’s in their Terms of Service. Her kids will find them.

And yeah, I am gonna go ahead and blame the victim here for self-publishing naked pictures. She’s damn lucky she didn’t get charged with trafficking in child pornography. Her absent father’s not winning any prizes, either.

19 Ted K., SuperMax May 29, 2014 at 9:09 PM

@15… READ THE ARTICLE.

SHE SENT THE PHOTOS.

Blameless? Really? That’s a fool’s statement….. She bears responsibility for her own decisions and actions… and the scumbag exploited her bad decision. PERIOD.

The guilt is on him for exploiting a minor.
The guilt is her for sending the images in the first place.

20 anon May 29, 2014 at 9:17 PM

i hope he’s paying for his own incarceration. instead of letting these jokers all out early, make them work for their keep and keep them INSIDE where they belong.

21 anonanonagain May 29, 2014 at 9:21 PM

What a scumbag. I feel for this young lady. No one should EVER send someone a nude photo, explicit text, etc. EVER. Even if you think that you are in love and this is the person for you, these pictures are out in the internet highway FOREVER!!! You can never retrieve them.
What this guy did was deplorable and I hope that someone shows him in jail what it is like to be the victim……

22 john davis May 29, 2014 at 9:30 PM

to all the women saying shes dumb for sendin nude pics I hate to break it to u but this is 2014 and us people under 40 do it all the time… im guessin u never sent a naked selfie?? its awesome… but dont start now… and to the scumbag…. wow they threw the book at u bro hahahahahahaha one less internet bully :)

23 Walnut Creek Resident May 29, 2014 at 10:02 PM

#15: This young lady sent him explicit sexual nude photos of herself! To me, if one is 15 with all the social media warnings about supplying people nude photos etc., she should have known better. Still that man needs to be held responsible for what he did. I am sure she did not give him permission to post those photos for the world to see!! So it may be true that computers and cell phones can spy on us by people that know how to do that, this is not the case here!!! She sent him those photos.

24 Rollo Tomasi May 29, 2014 at 10:09 PM

@kaiser:

So you have knowledge of facts nobody else has? You mean she didn’t send him nude photos of herself? He hacked her phone and computer and got them himself?

The guy is a scumbag of the first order, but holding this girl blameless for what happened is symptomatic of modern society’s refusal to expect children to be accountable for their actions. A fifteen year old girl with a normal level of maturity knows this is wrong.

25 Officer Barbrady May 29, 2014 at 10:26 PM

His attorney says he was a confused young man who is still sorting out why he did it.

And we wonder why some people hate attorneys..

26 I'm The Urban Spaceman May 29, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Folks need to understand that in the Internet Age, there is NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY. Do not send send any email/photo/scandalous comment you woudn’t send to Granny…cuz she’s gonna see it anyway if’n it’s juicy.

27 Mr. John May 30, 2014 at 12:15 AM

The only benefit of a story like this being in the news is that some parents might realize how important it is to raise kids that know better… whether you’re talking about knowing better than to take naked photos and email them to someone, or knowing better than to victimize someone in such a horrible way because they reject you.

28 @kaiser sosa May 30, 2014 at 12:16 AM

Keyser Soze? If youre going to mock a character reference from a movie, at least get it right.

29 Concerned Citizen May 30, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Some of these comments are atrocious. Sure, she shouldn’t have sent them. However, with the way our society is and the lack of supervision there is of children with technology, it’s no wonder children do dumb things. They always have and always will. When you are 15 you don’t have the experience or knowledge of how an action can negatively affect you for the rest of your lift, at least in this case. And he absolutely got what he deserved. He is 22. 7 years older than her. He knew better. He shouldn’t have even asked for the photos. Where is Chris Hansen when we need him?

30 anon May 30, 2014 at 1:03 AM

1. Yes he’s a bad guy.
2. Did she never hear of the dangers of being in a chat room? I don’t think so.
3. Was she unaware of what can happen when one sends naked photos of them self? I highly doubt it, but ‘it’s not going to happen to me’.
4. Definition of a fool- one that goes against all practical wisdom. Some people have to learn the hard way.

31 anon May 30, 2014 at 1:11 AM

“to all the women saying shes dumb for sendin nude pics I hate to break it to u but this is 2014 and us people under 40 do it all the time… im guessin u never sent a naked selfie?? its awesome”.
you’re speaking for everyone under 40? And it’s ok because everyone’s doing it? I don’t even know what to say to that. This can only backfire.

32 Art May 30, 2014 at 4:39 AM

She is lucky she didn’t get charged for distribute or manufacture child pornography.

FYI
Anyone who knowingly possesses child pornographic material is guilty of a felony and a jail sentence of up to 4 years, or a fine of up to $10,000 dollars. If the accused knows or has reason to know the material depicts someone under the age of 18, both the jail time and fine are applicable.
Any person who distributes, promotes, or finances the distribution or promotion of child sexually abusive material, receives material intended for distribution, or conspires or attempts any of the previous listed actions is guilty of a felony and a prison sentence of up to 7 years or a fine of up to $50,000. If the accused knows or reasonably could know the person was under 18, or didn’t take reasonable precautions to verify the child’s age, the accused is subject to both a fine of $50,000 and a jail term of up to 7 years.

33 anon May 30, 2014 at 5:30 AM

bunch of self-righteous jerks commenting today. way to feel morally superior by bashing a 15-year-old victim. now you can go through the day knowing you’re better than at least one person.
can’t a victim just be a victim? Sure there’s a lesson to be learned, but does it really need to come with adding further attacks onto a person who’s clearly gone through hell?

34 Anon May 30, 2014 at 6:08 AM

They are both dumb if you ask me.

35 DumbandDumber May 30, 2014 at 6:40 AM

I agree with #1 and #19.

The minor did something really really dumb, but she made the decision to do it and my question is WHERE ARE THE PARENTS????

The 22 yr old is a fool. I always wonder who would do such a thing. Disgusting when an adult is so malevolent and does something so awful. Hope he learns his lesson.

36 Shiloh May 30, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Mayor, please remove comment #2

37 ale May 30, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Lets be clear here. She didn’t publish the pictures. He did. She sent them to somebody she trusted. Clearly it was a mistake but he is the criminal here.

38 Antler May 30, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Connie Dobbs at #18 ……. Agreed! The young woman’s stupidity is chilling, especially as there have been SO many cautionary articles on this subject and as it is a major topic of discussion among those of her age group. This man seems even more seething and vindictive than most perverts, in that he took so many conniving technical steps so as to crush her in public.

Too bad he will EVER be released from prison!

39 Connie Dobbs May 30, 2014 at 7:49 AM

#22 im guessin u never received a naked selfie.

40 Connie Dobbs May 30, 2014 at 7:59 AM

#33 We don’t need you to tell us we’re right.

The young lady victimized herself. The scorn she’s receiving is well-earned. Perhaps it will lead her to modify her behavior. It’s guidance that could have been given in a gentler fashion, privately, by her parents. For whatever reason they didn’t and now the village is raising her.

41 Cowellian May 30, 2014 at 7:59 AM

I hope he enjoys his time in jail. And as Connie pointed out, the girl gets to live with the results of her own folly, for the rest of her life.

And I guess it’s just as well that I’m over 40, since I’ve neither sent nor received a nekkid selfie.

42 Ricardoh May 30, 2014 at 8:40 AM

At fifteen did I know better than to take a picture of myself nude and send it to someone? I would say I knew that when I was five. The strange part of this is the guy would have been given less time if he raped her. A fifteen year old who takes nude pictures of herself knows what she is doing.

43 (insert name here) May 30, 2014 at 8:51 AM

A 15 year old sending naked pictures of themselves over the internet should be charged with distribution of child pornography, male or female. Put them in juvenile jail for 4 years. If the parents didn’t do their job in explaining the necessity of privacy then this is the next logical step. A kid distributing drugs get’s jail time, so do those who commit major crimes. The exchange of these images is obviously a terrible thing. There needs to be more stringent consequences on both ends of the computer. Make it clear to the juveniles that they will go to jail for a few years and it’ll cut into the frequency.

44 Bill May 30, 2014 at 9:05 AM

@ ale #37, let’s be clear here, she sent child pornography across state lines… Even if her intent wasn’t to spread them publicly, she is guilty of the distribution of child pornography! The double standard puts the idiot vindictive 22 year old young man in jail longer than someone guilty of manslaughter.. What happens to the girl who took the photos and disseminated them through the internet?? Oh, she’s suffered enough, try to move on with your life, the bad boys losing %15 of his lifespan for spreading your naked photos… Murica!!

45 Stop blaming the victum May 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

I bet the folks blaming the girl would also blame a woman who had been raped while waring a short skirt or being drunk. If she hadn’t worn that skirt she wouldn’t have been raped. BS.
Yes, the girl did something stupid and privately sent photos to someone she really didn’t know that well. Yes she did make it easier for him to victimize her, but she did not give him permission to publish, harass or otherwise put her life in danger; and it is hard to escape crazy. Her actions do not excuse nor justify his actions. Based on what was done, I will go out on a limb and say that he is/was a ticking time-bomb just waiting for some person to enter his life and justify his belief that he had to get revenge. She happen to draw the short straw. On a more morbid note, this could have ended with a personal visit and not the welcome kind.

46 No morals anymore May 30, 2014 at 9:12 AM

I wonder where he parental guidance was, but perhaps her parental guidance sent naked photo’s of themselves as well.

Anyone so clueless deserves what they get. Will this teenager send more naked picture of herself to strange men? Somehow I think she will, because everyone else does it.

Let’s all emulate the lowest form of depravity we can find. The government will save us. And there will always be someone else to blame.

47 et-al May 30, 2014 at 9:20 AM

As disturbing as this is, there are far worse things than being seen naked.

48 anon May 30, 2014 at 9:23 AM

“Without her stupid actions, she would not have been a victim.”

Very true–no common sense in this generation

Really – 10 years– sure it was bad– but guys who shoot people get less time

49 Art May 30, 2014 at 9:27 AM

@ale

That is exactly what she did.
When she took nude pictures of herself a minor she created child pornography.
That is production. When she sent it out its called distribution.
If your analysis is true than the guy just made a mistake as well.
No real crime here.

50 Joe Martinez May 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

To all those blaming the victim, I hope you garner more sympathy the next time you’re victimized. You are either thoughtless or heartless, or both. This poor girl made a stupid mistake and you think it’s your place to punish her further rather than being a source of sympathy and understanding. The next time you make a mistake and reap the whirlwind, I hope you remember how hard you were on this minor. I hope you don’t have any children, I would hate to see the unforgiving nightmare they live in.

51 just a concordian May 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Got what he deserved!!!

And that being said… I just want to add that girls can be so stupid sometimes.

52 What security May 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM

10 years is to long

53 Connie Dobbs May 30, 2014 at 9:41 AM

#45, You’d lose that bet.
What do you think would happen to her if she sent the pictures to the wrong number? To another child, perhaps?

54 anon May 30, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Dont forget ‘you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned’.
Maybe she’ll do a monica lewinsky and write about what she’s learned a few years from now.
oh, to be 15 again….I’m so glad i’m not growing up at this time the world has gone mad, like a very sick joke being played.

55 anon May 30, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Reading and applying ‘Ten stupid things women do to mess up there lives’ could have prevented this.

56 Connie Dobbs May 30, 2014 at 9:47 AM

#50 I’m certain my son would envy the consequence-free day spa in which you are concierge to your children.

57 Michelle May 30, 2014 at 9:49 AM

This is a very sad issue, but you have to ask; why did she send nude pictures in the first place and what was she expecting. He should never have posted the pictures, but the girl is not innocent.

58 anonanonagain May 30, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Wow. Comments here blaming the victim here are harsh. She’s a 15 year old child for bloody sakes. Yes, what she did was foolish and she’ll be paying for it for a long time. This is why children are exploited so easily, because society blames that young girl and will often look the other way. Shame on you……

59 Suzanne May 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

That girl knew what she was doing. She sent nude pictures of herself to a man. She is not a victim she needs to be arrested along with him! She is the one who did the first “distribution” of pornography. Please…..!

60 sick society May 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Really?

I wonder if any of you older folk even remember how young and naive it is to be 15.and in this day of age with the exposure to all sorts of things on the internet. And a child. Do you know how easy it is to manipulate an uneducated 15 year old?
” she knew what she was doing”.

You’re kidding me. She’s a kid. Do you honestly believe she thought sending pics to some guy telling her all of the right things, giving her attention..etc would lead to public humiliation and childish retaliation because she realized he was mental….

Wtf was he doing asking for nude pics of a 15 year old in the first place. Ask yourself that. 10 years? Maybe a bit excessive compared to other sentences. But to say she should also be in jail….you make society sad…..very sad.

61 57 Chevy May 30, 2014 at 11:03 AM

This guy is a little more than confused. He’s sick and evil, and 10 years is a long sentence. Longer than most for this type of crime.

As far as blaming the victim, a 15 year old girl. Some people have more class than others. My heart goes out to this young lady. A valuable lesson.

62 Suzanne May 30, 2014 at 11:04 AM

@60
As sad as it may seem, many of our youth seem innocent especially when they send pictures to each other. Do they know what they’re doing? Yes! Do they understand the consequences? Absolutely Not! Understanding comes years later which is why teenage pregnancy is an issue. They need guidance and real consequences of their actions, otherwise they will never learn.

63 well... May 30, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Maybe DeSaulnier can draft a bill that will require all persons with smart phones to pass a smart phone safety course and get a permit. Starting with young kids.

seriously, this guy deserves 10 years. I don’t think this girl deserves to be blamed or ridiculed but if I was her parent, I would take away her smart phone. She would get a phone with no camera, just enough to make calls. No social media. I think she learned a valuable lessen.

64 Rollo Tomasi May 30, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Here’s a thought. How about we teach our 15 year olds of both sexes to NEVER be nude in the presence of a camera? Or is it too puritanical to expect our children to avoid child pornography?

Nobody here is excusing the behavior of the scumbag that published the pictures. This entire scenario is a result of parents today being afraid of holding children accountable for actions that they know are wrong. My kids would love to live a consequence-free life, but I’d rather they not spend a.lifetime dependent on others

65 BagsFlyFree May 30, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Tax dollars well spent.. This guy was probably drumming up other “clever” ways to exploit people that reject him for whatever reason. The internet isn’t a place to extort people into compliance, love, or serve other twisted demands.

BFF Out!

66 Incognito May 30, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I’m going to first blame the parents for not being parents and teaching their 15 year old daughter the potential consequences of posting nudies of yourself or sending them to others – which will eventually lead you into being a victim of some sort. It’s too bad she was not raised with self-respect to know this is not the thing to do.

Unfortunately, there’s will always be a scumbag or two out there to take advantage of just.

And, to John Davis #22.
You’re a low life. First, go back to school and take English and Grammar, again. I can picture you with your pants on the ground – how classy.

67 What? She's dumb. May 30, 2014 at 11:32 AM

When I was 15, some time ago, I had a cell phone. And I never took nudes of myself. And if I did I did it with no face, no background, leaving no possible trace back to me, and I only took them for people I cared about. She knew exactly what she was doing when she was sending those pics. Every teenager out there knows the dangers of the internet! They’re not stupid! Were in the digital age, teens know how to figure out if people are lying to them (by using fake pics, names, ect.) so if he was using fake pictures she could have done a quick Google image search. If he was using a fake age, she could have done a Google search for his name and found other profiles with perhaps differing ages. She obviously has internet.

68 Dorothy May 30, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Clueless at 15, yes. Partly to blame for agreeing to take pictures of herself nude, yes. A victim, yes. Lack of parental involvement, yes. Contributing porn on the internet and across state lines, yes. All of that and more. And for all that she will have to live with it the rest of her life. And it’s possible she might never be able to rise above it. Very sad.

BUT! A confused young man who doesn’t know why he did it? And is only just realizing the pain he has caused this girl? Doesn’t anyone really believe all that? NO, NO, and NO. He deserves whatever he gets plus more.

69 Rollo Tomasi May 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

“And I never took nudes of myself. And if I did I did it with no face, no background, leaving no possible trace back to me, and I only took them for people I cared about.”

Such restraint, sticking to those high standards. You must be very proud of yourself.

70 RealityCheck May 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM

This is not difficult, people. Really.
Both parties are at fault.
Both parties should be punished.
…..Next case?

71 love May 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM

So we pretty much all agree that the girl is a little stupid. And the guy is a scum bag who got what he deserved. But the girl, no girl, is deserving of having her photos available to the world. In my opinion, her parents probably don’t need to “supervise” her. They need to love her. Show her that who she is on the inside is more important that what is on the outside. It’s not about morals, or class or whatever. And obviously she did something wrong, but she is still the victim. Shame on those who think she ought to receive punishment. What more does she need than public humiliation??

72 Rollo Tomasi May 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM

@ #69:

I guess she should avoid being a pedestrian during your shifts at County Connection.

73 kaiser sosa May 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM

@Rollo Tomasi. With celebrated role models
like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, who had
supposedly “private” videotapes released
publically (among others), even a 15 year old
who had a thoroughly moral upbringing can
easily have a moment of weakness. Nudity
and sexuality is “in our face” on a daily basis.
The respected television show “The Doctors”
has recommended taking nude photographs
of yourself for a self assessment and health
purposes. I believe some of you are deceiving
yourselves about the peer pressures on young
people today. I would guess that some of them
know more about sex than their parents do.

74 FRANCIS BARKER May 30, 2014 at 1:17 PM

What a no good Pervert

75 What security May 30, 2014 at 1:19 PM

For being California and Liberal we do have some tight restriction on the pu-tang

http://www.age-of-consent.info/

76 (insert name here) May 30, 2014 at 1:41 PM

It should be CRIMINAL for a minor to send these types of images, male or female. They should do time for this. For all of you claiming the girl is the victim…would she have done it if it were a crime and she knew she’d be punished? The same as her being caught with meth, or stabbing someone? If you want to protect her make it a severely punishable CRIME. Penalties go a long way with minors. Does anyone really not see that???.

77 I'm Your Huckleberry May 30, 2014 at 1:50 PM

I’ve made a very conscious effort in my life to make sure I am never in the position of becoming a victim. In order to do this, one must use common sense, not be naïve, be street-smart, and always stop and think about ones actions before playing them out.

78 Shelly May 30, 2014 at 2:19 PM

I’m pretty sure some very good parents would be very surprised if they knew every little thing there was to know about their children.

79 Incognito May 30, 2014 at 2:25 PM

@Shelly,
Much to my annoyance, my parents made a point of knowing every little thing about me and what I was doing when I was growing up. Now that I am in my 50’s, looking back, I totally understand why.

80 @ Connie- May 30, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Here you go again- you seem to like to hear yourself talk and argue with people over different opinons….I love laughing at all your comments!

81 Rollo Tomasi May 30, 2014 at 3:45 PM

@kaiser sosa:

Are you defending the girl’s actions, or just making excuses for her? Doesn’t matter – her values are completely skewed. If those people you mentioned are this girl’s role models, her parents must have given up parenting long ago. Parent’s are so afraid of hurting their kids feelings these days, these kids are going to be seriously handicapped in the real world. We’re already seeing the effects of creating an entitlement generation.

If you leave your wallet on your car seat because you’re certain nothing will happen, are you blameless when it gets stolen and you become a victim of identity theft?

82 What security May 30, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Let me tell you this, When I 15, lots of girls were waaaaaaaaaaaaaay advanced for their age. Put some 20,30, and 40 year olds to shame

83 Shelly May 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

I love laughing at the often very humorous posts of Connie Dobbs as well.

84 Incognito May 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

@What security #82
In theory, a 15 year-old girl may come across as being “advanced” and putting some 20, 30, and 40 year old to shame…. but the reality is, they are only kids who think they are worldly and know everything just because they read about it. If they truly were advanced, they would be smart enough not to be posting and/or sending nude photos of themselves to anybody.

85 Ted K., SuperMax May 30, 2014 at 4:42 PM

@75

It’s “poon-tang”.

….Now everybody do the Wango Tango!

86 What security May 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM

nudity is only an issue because we Americans have issues with it.
but you are right Americans girls are kinda dumb European girls and girls from other countries are way more advance “intellectually”

Socical media is where everything is done these days. before it was paper and pencil, the pictures included in the envelopes now it’s the web,

Next time if she going to post nude pictures on line she should at least get paid for it. http://www.com

87 Connie Dobbs May 30, 2014 at 6:06 PM

#80 You’re right, dear. Better?

88 RunDogRun May 30, 2014 at 6:17 PM

81Rollo Tomasi May 30, 2014 at 3:45 PM

I don’t know all the facts in this case. In
other similar incidents, the perpetrator
coerced the victim, or pressured them, or
threatened them in some way if they did
not cooperate by sending nude photos.
You appear to be saying you would not cut a
fifteen-year-old girl who had been victimized
in this way any slack. I’m pleased then to meet
someone who never made a mistake at that
age. I really believe you are looking at the
world through rose-colored glasses if you
believe that children take their only
influence from their parents. You may
think you know everything they are doing,
but my guess is you don’t, really. The
young man in this case *planned* a course
of action especially designed to harm a
minor. I’m going to assume she was innocent
in the matter… if somewhat naive … until I
hear otherwise.

89 sf_citygirl May 30, 2014 at 7:20 PM

@ Insert name here.There is sooo much wrong about your comment… You should be watched closely.

90 sf_citygirl May 30, 2014 at 7:22 PM

From what it sounds like, justice came through. It’s good to make an example out of these POS.

91 Tmbs May 30, 2014 at 8:29 PM

#1, #3 and the others that agree with them.
Blame the victim. Man you are some really smart, self righteous assholes.
Shut up.

92 What Security May 30, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Man sex topics go off the charts.. parents I suggest you look at youtube to see exactly what the young ladies are in to these days it’s soda shops and sock hops. which is too bad.

@ poon Tang thanks… :) it’s been a while I’m married

93 VikingPrincess May 30, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I do not believe he realizes what he did. I might consider the fact that he realizes what he did caused him to be placed in prison etc…

They need to be much more vigilant and responsive to this type of behavior on social network sites and other related sites. More funding for this type of policing should be available. Internet harassment should be taken much more seriously. This guy is a psychopathic meatpuppet at best.

94 Rollo Tomasi May 30, 2014 at 10:14 PM

@rundogrun:

All the facts I need to know are included in the story above. The criminal was located in New Jersey and the time of the exchange. The girl was local. If she doesn’t send him the nude photos, she can’t be victimized. He persuaded her. If she had been coerced or threatened, that would have been included in the narrative.

Pleased to meet you too. Sure I made mistakes at that age. Didn’t get the lawn mowed when Dad asked me to. Forgot to give Mom my football uniform to wash over the weekend. Forgot to bring home my field trip permission slip. Borderline criminal activity? Nope.

95 (insert name here) May 31, 2014 at 4:09 PM

@ sf_citygirl
My comment is about reducing the spread of pedophilia and images of naked minors. You said, “There is sooo much wrong about your comment.” Care to explain, using your adult words? Otherwise, your comment sounds like you are against stopping the spread of this horrible stuff.

96 Marianne May 31, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Let me guess. Older short african american women are targets.

97 What? Shes Dumb. @69 June 1, 2014 at 10:09 AM

@Rollo Tomasi I am proud of myself. I’ve never been in this situation so I must be doing something right. You sound like an old fart. Get with the times. Meeting people online is the new way to go, and sometimes nudes are traded. Our focus should not be on telling kids NOT to send nudes, because it’s going to be just like telling kids NOT to have sex… Eventually schools realized instead of teaching abstinence, they should teach protection. This should be the same way. Teach kids how to protect themselves if they’re going to send nudes, because they’re going to continue to do so. Like my help by saying no face and no identifying marks. There could be a picture of my junk floating around out there, sure, but at least no one will ever know its me, and that’s all that really matters.

98 Rollo Tomasi June 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM

@#97:

Wow. Just wow. Guess what? There are lots of people of all generations who have never allowed a nude photo of themselves to be taken. You seem to think that the method of dissemination makes a difference. Ever heard of a Polaroid and the US mail, princess?

The difference lies in the fact that you believe sending pictures of your “junk” to people that you have never met is somehow the “new way to go”. If your best method of attracting someone is a faceless picture of your “junk”, your problems go far beyond a simple lack of good sense.

99 Jooolooo June 1, 2014 at 3:27 PM

K, all this “don’t blame the victim” bs needs to STOP. it’s insulting to REAL victims.

I was 15 not long ago and everybody my generation knows that you shouldnt send naked pics cuz they can always come back to you. we grew up with the internet and its what our parents have been telling us since we were kids. I don’t know why everyone thinks that just cuz your 15 means your stupid- I bet most of the people here couldn’t pass an AP test that high school kids pass all the time. and you know that we know how to work electronics better than anyone in the older generations. which also means we know how facebook and instagram work better than you.

lets look at what bad choices the girl made: she took naked pics. she gave them to a stranger. then she added A COMPLETE STRANGER to her facebook. and she didn’t even put any privacy restrictions on him.

everyone knows that guy is stupid for what he did but he’s going to prison so he’s getting what he deserved too.

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