Four teenage boys cited in Yucaipa se...

Four teenage boys cited in Yucaipa sexting case

There are 41 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Apr 14, 2010, titled Four teenage boys cited in Yucaipa sexting case. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

Sheriff's deputies are investigating reports that four Yucaipa ninth-grade boys have taken nude photos of at least eight ninth-grade girls and posted them on the Internet.

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Jules

Diamond Bar, CA

#1 Apr 15, 2010
These kids could face having to register as sex offenders, if prosecutors wanted to pursue that. I don't think kids really think about consequences. Maybe parents, media and law enforcement should make this point clear to hopefully avoid this situation again.
duh

Santa Monica, CA

#2 Apr 15, 2010
what about the girls taking their own pictures and sending them via text? Who are the real victims here?? All should be prosecuted or none should. That is why this behavior continues among girls AND boys.
CGuy

Apple Valley, CA

#3 Apr 15, 2010
Why do parents give their children cell phones with cameras on them? My children don't have a cell phone at all and they are now 16 and 17. They aren't needed for life. Did we have cell phones then? I think not. It is just an excuse that some parents uss, that "Oh I need to keep in touch with them because of blah blah." Call the office and have a note be sent to their class. A little slower, but when there is a real emergency you pick them up from school or send someone who can take them out. But if you insist that they need a cell phone, then get one without a camera, don't all text/pic messages to be sent on their plan. Who is the parent and in charge? These parents or their children? Nothing but excuses will come out of these people who are all involved.

Since: Jul 08

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#4 Apr 15, 2010
duh wrote:
what about the girls taking their own pictures and sending them via text? Who are the real victims here?? All should be prosecuted or none should. That is why this behavior continues among girls AND boys.
My point exactly!
guest

Yucaipa, CA

#5 Apr 15, 2010
duh wrote:
what about the girls taking their own pictures and sending them via text? Who are the real victims here?? All should be prosecuted or none should. That is why this behavior continues among girls AND boys.
The girls should recive punishment for sending them since it stated with them. I think it's unfair the boys are gonna get in trouble for this and not the girls oh I meant victims..lol victims yeah right!
Worried Parent

Waianae, HI

#6 Apr 15, 2010
I was recently in a similiar situation with my 13yr old that sent a picture to a 16 yr boy of her bottom in underwear, luckily though it didn't show her face or anything worse. None the less I was appalled at the fact that she even did this with her cell phone. When I found out I quickly diconnected her phone and she has been punished further. I am a strict parent and do not allow her to go online due to things and was unsure how she came about such actions except for the fact that the boy she was texting was 16 and he had sent her a picture of himself posing shirtless.

I don't blame anyone else but her in the situation, but you have to love it when some parents or people state "where are the parents". I, myself am a single parent working a full time job and then some and try do the best I can to make sure she is being brought up with the values that I was taught. Unfortunately as our society has evolved the influences or pressures are there for alll whether it be boys or girls to fit in and be part of the "in thing". I can only hope that after she heard me talking to her and seeing the newest commercials about sexting and now reading this article that she has learned her lesson. I do know that she won't have a cell phone while she is under 18.
scott

Yucaipa, CA

#7 Apr 15, 2010
I find it funny that these kids where not arrested if it was a adult that posted those pictures on the web they would be in jail right now.These kids should be sex offenders and on meagns law just like anybody else would be !!!!
wksdjghasdlg

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Apr 15, 2010
Image depicting minors nude are not child pornography and they are completely legal. The major cause of damge by this situation is the insane reaction of the Sheriff Department.

First their own sexual hysteria caused them to arrest these boys.(Note the persons who produced the images, the girls, were not arrested) There is zero crime here, and the parents should be forming a class action civil suit against the county for false arrest.

Second, the idiot Sheriff Deputy is using words like "child pornography" and sex offender registry to the media. That is inflicted harm, and is simply negligent.

Third, these images are not going to "run these children's lives". First they are 15 and would be excused for anything wrong. And second, if there is nothing here that 40 years from now an employer or voter would give the time of day.
scott

Yucaipa, CA

#9 Apr 15, 2010
Oh Ok you do not know what your talking about so if it is legal then we would have thousands of nude photo's of kids on the net it is ilegal to have any images of any kids on your computer and if posted on the web which they did it is not legal
JoeSchmo33

Riverside, CA

#10 Apr 15, 2010
Worried Parent wrote:
I was recently in a similiar situation with my 13yr old that sent a picture to a 16 yr boy of her bottom in underwear, luckily though it didn't show her face or anything worse. None the less I was appalled at the fact that she even did this with her cell phone. When I found out I quickly diconnected her phone and she has been punished further. I am a strict parent and do not allow her to go online due to things and was unsure how she came about such actions except for the fact that the boy she was texting was 16 and he had sent her a picture of himself posing shirtless.
I don't blame anyone else but her in the situation, but you have to love it when some parents or people state "where are the parents". I, myself am a single parent working a full time job and then some and try do the best I can to make sure she is being brought up with the values that I was taught. Unfortunately as our society has evolved the influences or pressures are there for alll whether it be boys or girls to fit in and be part of the "in thing". I can only hope that after she heard me talking to her and seeing the newest commercials about sexting and now reading this article that she has learned her lesson. I do know that she won't have a cell phone while she is under 18.
Very well said - and if I may suggest that you buy her an 'old school' phone with no camera capability - this should allow you to contact her but help eliminate this behavior in the future.
hello people

Corona, CA

#12 Apr 15, 2010
to bad for them
harley dog

United States

#13 Apr 15, 2010
out of the 12 comments i bet half of you came here to see the little girls pics, freaks
AndreaU8

Hacienda Heights, CA

#15 Apr 15, 2010
Unbelievable how these girls's parents haven't talked to them about the seriousness of actions - no young lady should be sending any nude photos to a boy! If they had better self-image ........And not to let the boys and their parents off the hook since what they did was really a crime! Passing around child porn.
AndreaU8

Hacienda Heights, CA

#16 Apr 15, 2010
duh wrote:
what about the girls taking their own pictures and sending them via text? Who are the real victims here?? All should be prosecuted or none should. That is why this behavior continues among girls AND boys.
The girls are UNDERAGED! and gee - are you a parent?
AndreaU8

Hacienda Heights, CA

#17 Apr 15, 2010
guest wrote:
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The girls should recive punishment for sending them since it stated with them. I think it's unfair the boys are gonna get in trouble for this and not the girls oh I meant victims..lol victims yeah right!
Really?- the boys are the ones that SHARED the photos online. That is just WRONG.
Debbie

Lynwood, CA

#18 Apr 15, 2010
I think the girls are the ones whom should be punished as well as the boys. I see so much trash and weeds in Yucaipa that need pulled. I for one would volunteer to supervise. I would be willing to go thru the background check and fingerprinting at my own expense. The main problem with kids today is they feel entitled to everything adults have and parents give it to them. I know that my kids job was to try and get away with as much as possible, and it was my job not to let them.
AndreaU8

Hacienda Heights, CA

#19 Apr 15, 2010
Debbie wrote:
The main problem with kids today is they feel entitled to everything adults have and parents give it to them. I know that my kids job was to try and get away with as much as possible, and it was my job not to let them.
You got that right!
Mixed Interests

Culver City, CA

#20 Apr 15, 2010
AndreaU8 wrote:
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Really?- the boys are the ones that SHARED the photos online. That is just WRONG.
They would have no photos to share if the girls weren't so open with their legs, and their lenses.
Ordinary guy

Santa Monica, CA

#21 Apr 15, 2010
wksdjghasdlg wrote:
Image depicting minors nude are not child pornography and they are completely legal. The major cause of damge by this situation is the insane reaction of the Sheriff Department.
First their own sexual hysteria caused them to arrest these boys.(Note the persons who produced the images, the girls, were not arrested) There is zero crime here, and the parents should be forming a class action civil suit against the county for false arrest.
Second, the idiot Sheriff Deputy is using words like "child pornography" and sex offender registry to the media. That is inflicted harm, and is simply negligent.
Third, these images are not going to "run these children's lives". First they are 15 and would be excused for anything wrong. And second, if there is nothing here that 40 years from now an employer or voter would give the time of day.
Everything you said is BS. Images of minors nude IS child porn, not matter how how old the person who possesses it. 15 is old enough to know better. They were probably cited due to it being nearly impossible to get kids admitted to juvenile hall. False arrest? They are lucky they didn't go to juvenile hall, but this case is not over. Now back to your paint chip eating.
Mixed Interests

Culver City, CA

#22 Apr 15, 2010
Ordinary guy wrote:
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Everything you said is BS. Images of minors nude IS child porn, not matter how how old the person who possesses it. 15 is old enough to know better. They were probably cited due to it being nearly impossible to get kids admitted to juvenile hall. False arrest? They are lucky they didn't go to juvenile hall, but this case is not over. Now back to your paint chip eating.
It is child pornography if they are depicted in sexual acts. Nude photos are not child pornography, look it up.

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