Pre-teen modeling site is raising an ...

Pre-teen modeling site is raising an uproar

There are 243 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Aug 12, 2007, titled Pre-teen modeling site is raising an uproar. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

Investigators say there is nothing they can do to stop a central Florida man from putting pictures of scantily clad, pre-teen models on a website.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WTSP Tampa Bay.

jimmy

United States

#33 Aug 13, 2007
why do people believe this crap,he and all others are sick and obviously need to be treated for this,euthanasia anyone????
Mr Unbiased

Tucker, GA

#34 Aug 13, 2007
Check out the legal info provided on his page, it's an interesting read.

http://www.dhprostudios.tv/legal.htm
John

Tampa, FL

#36 Aug 14, 2007
I went to this web site to see whats going on.Bad,if this is on your computer you could be charged with having child-phorn, watch out!
Sarahhod

UK

#37 Aug 14, 2007
"This is disgusting. I found the website and as a mother, a human being... I find this website repulsive. Even if it is within the legal limits- IT IS ENCOURAGING PEDOPHILLIA!!!!!! STOP THIS WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!"

Just me

I agree with Just me, disgusting!! The parents have to accept some responsibility here also for allowing it. It's just a pedophillia site disguised as a "modelling site" STOP THIS WEBSITE!!
Outrageous

New York, NY

#39 Aug 14, 2007
I find this story outrageous and not only should it be illegal to put pictures of children any age unclothed online, the parents should be violently shaken because obviously they have a few screws loose that they would allow anyone to take pictures of their children like that.

As for MySpace both my children have a page, but rule of thumb in our house is I have full access to their computer and I know all passwords to sites they have pages on. If I dont like something I see on the page I delete it myself and if someone sends content I find vile or unapproving I report them right then, block them and notify all of my online contacts as well as my childrens online contacts warning them of this danger.

No games, my kids break the rules to my access and allowable online contact and they lose their site and access to the internet.

To many freaks out there have made this world reality and online unsafe.

Outraged Plant City Mom
Captain Sensibility

Reading, UK

#41 Aug 17, 2007
I was outraged when I first came across these sites. There is no excuse in my book for the sexulisation of little children. All of these sites feature under aged girls showing off their underwear. It is clear that these are sexual poses and really that should be all that is needed to shut them down in most states. If you want them gone write to your representative/MP in government stating that you are personally disgusted.
Captain Sensibility

Reading, UK

#42 Aug 17, 2007
Outragous
Dave Hardman

Palm Bay, FL

#44 Aug 19, 2007
Please correct your story, it has some errors, 1) Models and parents are not charged for the shoot. I pay the models.
2) Nowhere are ANY of the models shown "in" bed. There is a HUGE difference between the sheets and lying on TOP on a made up bed.

3) Your comments do not reflect that the youngest model brought her outfits and ones I bought at the Mall. Also the youngest model is not photographed anywhere near a bed. The reporter seemed to omit the cute pictures on the beach and pier...likely as less "sensational" so he couldn't sell it to CNN

4)If you saw the model job posting at all, the models and parents are instructed to go to the site and read all the information BEFORE sending me photos. Nowhere on the site do I promise the models will become famous or get additional offers. Models and parents come to me, I have not solicited a under 18 model in person EVER.

5) And more important as it exposes the hypocrisy the media preach, I can go to Blockbuster videos and rent or buy the Movie "Pretty Baby" with 12yo Brooke Shields NUDE in a bathtub in a BROTHEL, and other scenes, so I find all this "hoopla" over a 10yo girl on the beach in one piece speedo swimsuit utterly incredible.

6) and lastly...all I need is the parents permission, I have been doing the teen model shoots since 2003 with NO legal issues which are way more important than some second rate local dirt digger.

7) When there are 100's of OTHER sites featuring the same age group or YOUNGER in the USA, the attack on my site is laughable.

8) All this negative attention nationally is because I emailed the reporter and told him I would put his picture and house address on my site as they continue to invade my privacy over nothing. So he has lost his "objectiveness" and now it a personal matter with him and he has made some critical errors on the broadcast, which now opens the door for legal proceedings against him.

Dave Hardman
cuninglingwist

Higganum, CT

#46 Aug 29, 2007
The parents know they are taking crotch and cameltoe shots and there has to be thousands of them, untill laws are changed then suck it up and forget it,and if they are then we better clean out the public lberary. I saw the book that got stopped half way through production that showed a nude bald crotch shot of Brook shields naked at age 11-12 its known her mother sold her for porno films,look at her now miss goody two shoes, actully she is excellent.
totalitarian

Chihuahua, Mexico

#50 Sep 4, 2007
I agree, this guy is SICK !

I find pictures of young girls disgusting, especially when their grotesque bodies are revealed by scanty outfits.

The bodies of children and young teens should be KEPT FROM ALL PUBLIC VIEW. I am thankful that we are finally criminalizing the bodies of children. This should have been done long ago. We should ban all swimsuits, leotards, and anything else that reveals these criminal young bodies.

Don't these parents know that pedophiles might be looking at this stuff?!? If a pedophile might be attracted to it- we should make it illegal. I heard there are some pedos that can even be aroused by an image of a child's face! Pictures of childrens faces HAVE to go. We must get rid of all images that might arouse a pedo.

We should be more like the Taliban and keep our children and our women covered from head to toe- that way no one can think any "bad" thoughts. Who cares if it teaches children and young adults that their bodies are "bad" and need to be kept covered lest some sicko might get off on seeing their buttocks, stomach, neck, face, or toes? Stopping the sickos is all that matters. The ultimate solution would be to just keep all the children locked up and hidden from view- that way the sickos couldn't get off on them. Is there any room left at Gitmo??
Deacon

Saint Petersburg, FL

#51 Sep 6, 2007
It's crazy how they allow this. I mean who benefits from this besides pedophiles? Maybe I just have a conservatist view on things of this nature, but when I think of children, I think of innocence, and somehow this takes that away.

“I Offer You Truth!”

Level 2

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#52 Sep 6, 2007
Shades of JonBenet Ramsey!

As long as fortune-and-fame hungry parents are willing to do anything in order for their children to become "stars" these types of perverted activities will continue to go on.

No responsible parent should ever expose a young child to this kind of crap!

Dave Hardman knows exactly what crowd he is catering to with his photos. He's one of an ever-growing segment in our society that will do absolutely anything to make money.

He's a sick, money-hungry pervert catering to sick perverts.
cuninglingwist

Shelton, CT

#57 Sep 8, 2007
He's a sick, money-hungry pervert catering to sick perverts.
Your aiming your anger at the wrong people, he,s just a business man working within the law, the real pervs are the money hungry parents who know those crotch and camel toe shots are worth big money to pervs,those little girls dont know any different, they are smiling and having fun knowing they are making their parents happy letting there perents pull their stretch pantys tight around their crotch knowing they will get the expencive doll they want, makes you wonder what ells they do to practise at home,what your looking at is the next generation of porno stars!
the parents are the ones that should be investigated.
heman

India

#60 Sep 11, 2007
sorry to hear this.
MMM

Howey In The Hills, FL

#62 Sep 11, 2007
STERILIZATION. Anyone can make a baby, but apparently not many can raise one. I say advertise for free sterilization and see how many people come running. Now that welfare has a limit, it's not the best thing to have as many kids as you can pop out.
victorianera

New Orleans, LA

#64 Sep 28, 2007
"when I think of children, I think of innocence"
-and there you have the problem. Children are not innocent. This concept of the innocent child began in the late 1800's. We began to coddle children and to think of them as these wholly innocent beings lacking sexuality or sexual awareness. This concept and it's desire to isolate and pamper children manifest itself in our labor laws and children were banned from working.
Over the last few decades our youth have been ever increasingly isolated and coddled. The young are living at home up until later ages, not starting work until later ages, and entering their careers at later and later ages. They are marrying and starting their own families at later ages.
Our children are maturing at later ages than ever before.
Meanwhile, the age of puberty has been going lower and lower. Young girls are having their periods at younger ages than ever before. And our children are exposed to sexuality and adult themes in our culture as never before.
So you have a dangerous cocktail of increasinly naive and immature youth becoming sexual beings at increasingly younger ages.
The solution is to cease pretending that children are not sexual beings, to cease pretending that they are sexually unaware and naive- that a posing young girl has no clue what she is doing, has no concept of the power of her own eroticism, that she couldn't possibly enjoy posing and MUST be doing it for the bribe of a "new doll".
Those kids know exactly what they are doing and it is not "unnatural" for a child to be an erotic or even sexually aware being.
For most of human history a young girl of 14 was not only widely considered capable of being a sexual being but was considered ready for marriage. Suddenly the mere thought of a 14 yr old being photographed in a erotic manner is unacceptable. Those that were recently considered capable of marrying, bearing children, and mature enough to enter into a relationship are now considered so naive and immature that a photo of them in a bikini is "pornography" as they lack the maturity and awareness to know better.
Western society eroticizing young girls is nothing new. Why do you think little ballerinas and cheerleaders are dressed in super-short miniskirts that reveal a hint of buttocks?? Why do you think when little girls appear in pageants and dances they were heavy lipstick, eyeshadow, and other adult accoutrements?
It was never a problem until we started making the children and not the pedos the crime. In order to combat pedophilia, and as part of the movement of perceiving children as "innocents", we started making childrens bodies illegal. The faulty logic says that anything a pedo might find stimulating must be banned. So we started banning pics of children in "erotic" poses, then we started banning pics of children in swimsuits and leotards. But the pedo can find even a traditional portrait of a young child stimulating and erotic. So what's next? Ban all images of children entirely?
All of this teaches the young that their bodies are something they should be ashamed of- that their bodies are "dirty", illegal, pornographic. A child or young person's body is something to be hidden from view.
Young person- you, naked, is a crime.
Derk

Hamilton, Canada

#66 Oct 14, 2007
This is just plain repulsive. Are you telling me the links on this site are legal as well...?
Bluebird Germany

Soest, Germany

#69 Oct 19, 2007
Dave Hardman wrote:
Please correct your story, it has some errors, 1) Models and parents are not charged for the shoot. I pay the models.
2) Nowhere are ANY of the models shown "in" bed. There is a HUGE difference between the sheets and lying on TOP on a made up bed.
3) Your comments do not reflect that the youngest model brought her outfits and ones I bought at the Mall. Also the youngest model is not photographed anywhere near a bed. The reporter seemed to omit the cute pictures on the beach and pier...likely as less "sensational" so he couldn't sell it to CNN
4)If you saw the model job posting at all, the models and parents are instructed to go to the site and read all the information BEFORE sending me photos. Nowhere on the site do I promise the models will become famous or get additional offers. Models and parents come to me, I have not solicited a under 18 model in person EVER.
5) And more important as it exposes the hypocrisy the media preach, I can go to Blockbuster videos and rent or buy the Movie "Pretty Baby" with 12yo Brooke Shields NUDE in a bathtub in a BROTHEL, and other scenes, so I find all this "hoopla" over a 10yo girl on the beach in one piece speedo swimsuit utterly incredible.
6) and lastly...all I need is the parents permission, I have been doing the teen model shoots since 2003 with NO legal issues which are way more important than some second rate local dirt digger.
7) When there are 100's of OTHER sites featuring the same age group or YOUNGER in the USA, the attack on my site is laughable.
8) All this negative attention nationally is because I emailed the reporter and told him I would put his picture and house address on my site as they continue to invade my privacy over nothing. So he has lost his "objectiveness" and now it a personal matter with him and he has made some critical errors on the broadcast, which now opens the door for legal proceedings against him.
Dave Hardman
But the Kids are Posing on you Website.I was there but left very fast,because I donīt want to see more.A little 11 Y.o Girl in a Pink (Maybe Latexsuit),was enough !
Sorry that is going to far.The LAW is a moment on your Side,but Understanding you never get.
LADY LUCK

San Diego, CA

#71 Oct 24, 2007
I THINK THAT ANY MOTHER THAT FUNDS THIS DISCUSTING IS JUST DUMB WHATS WRONG WITH ENCOURAGING YOUNG ADULTS TO FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS
REASON

UK

#72 Feb 2, 2008
Well....I think it's wromg to de-sexualize children...If you are honest.speaking from a male point of view...ALL females have an attraction..young or old....But I can see that these sights are perhaps guilty of oversexing young girls...Try as I might I can't say that some of these girls are not attractive....If that makes me a perv....then so be it.It would be interesting to know whether other males agree...Some of the comments are a little bit er
over the top though...Why does this topic bring out the worst in people...Almost rabid responses.

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