Girls in cell-phone photos sue DA over threatened porn charges

Full story: GoErie.com

One summer night in 2007, a pair of 13-year-old northeastern Pennsylvania girls decided to strip down to their skivvies to beat the heat.
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Chandu

Aurora, OH

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Mar 26, 2009
 
This DA is a Republican and a Delegate to their convention as well. Not surprising he's obsessed with a picture of teenies in their skivvies. That's their finest tradition, isn't it?

BeckyKnapp

Bolivar, OH

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Mar 26, 2009
 
Oh, please. You see worse than this walking around out on the street! A couple of 13-year-olds in their bras at a slumber party? Why aren't they filing charges against the JC Penney's catalog, too? This is porn? This is ridiculous.
mad taxpayer

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Mar 26, 2009
 
BeckyKnapp wrote:
Oh, please. You see worse than this walking around out on the street! A couple of 13-year-olds in their bras at a slumber party? Why aren't they filing charges against the JC Penney's catalog, too? This is porn? This is ridiculous.
This goes to your loose morals becky ,HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.H e is an authority figure, like should set a good example.
BeckyKnapp

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Mar 26, 2009
 
mad taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text> This goes to your loose morals becky ,HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.H e is an authority figure, like should set a good example.
WHO should have known better?? Did you even read the story??? I don't know what you're even talking about ... but then again, I NEVER do.
Hap

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Mar 26, 2009
 
Where's Bill O'reilly on this?
TWTL

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Mar 26, 2009
 
BeckyKnapp wrote:
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WHO should have known better?? Did you even read the story??? I don't know what you're even talking about ... but then again, I NEVER do.
The mad taxpayer is simply "mad" as in out of her mind!!! Their comment is hilarious!
Apparently they think thhe can figure out you're on the wrong side of the discussion just be reading the first comment and misinterpreting Chandu's point.

What a fool!!!!! What an ignorant fool!!!!
TWTL

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Mar 26, 2009
 
History repeats itself. Here come the Puritans again!
Realist

Pittsburgh, PA

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Mar 26, 2009
 
So you have no problems with underwear shots of 13-year-old girls being sent by cell phone to anyone? How open-minded of you. They're being required to take a 5-week course to essentially teach them appropriate behavior. They'll have no criminal record. They consented to having their photos taken in a medium that could easily be spread. They do share responsibility.

Although it looks like the ACLU wants them to be able to plead stupidity to get out of any trouble.

If you read the news, these "sexting" cases are increasing all the time. I think that the law enforcement officials involved in these cases are trying to protect children from those who prey on them. Is that such a bad thing?
Penny from Tenney

Erie, PA

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Mar 26, 2009
 
13 year olds DO NOT need a cell phone. I hope the parents of these children took away the cell phones.
citi

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Mar 26, 2009
 
Penny from Tenney wrote:
13 year olds DO NOT need a cell phone. I hope the parents of these children took away the cell phones.
What a shocking reaction! It's so reasonable and practical. God, I hope you don't start something Penny! lol...

:) citi
mad taxpayer

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Mar 26, 2009
 
BeckyKnapp wrote:
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WHO should have known better?? Did you even read the story??? I don't know what you're even talking about ... but then again, I NEVER do.
I was being sarcastic to you about your stooooopid jc pennys comment, these girls need to be aware that their behavior is out of control, and shame on the DA he shold have not got after them you are the nut not me, i was being sarcastic to you. I made sense you just didnt get it, like always. you need a mature brain to keep up with me.
Smitty

Pittsburgh, PA

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Mar 26, 2009
 
did anyone prosecute Emily Mateson or Kim Thomas when the nude cell phone pictures went around town last summer?
K Mac

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Mar 26, 2009
 
The person who sent the pictures should be prosecuted, and anyone who saved them to their phones should be considered in possession of child pornography. The people in the picture, however, should not suffer.
Smitty

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#14
Mar 26, 2009
 
None of these kids, not the girls in the pic or the one who took it, need to be charged with anything. They are 13 year old kids and don't know any better. They need to be taught why this is dangerous, because there are creapy disgusting adult males out there that get there jollies off on this kind of thing but to charge them with some kind of crime, come on. As technology advances parents need to advance with it and teach there kids where the trouble lies with it.
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Mar 26, 2009
 
K Mac wrote:
The person who sent the pictures should be prosecuted, and anyone who saved them to their phones should be considered in possession of child pornography. The people in the picture, however, should not suffer.
Well said maybe becky needs some of your wisdom.
K Mac

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Mar 26, 2009
 
Smitty wrote:
did anyone prosecute Emily Mateson or Kim Thomas when the nude cell phone pictures went around town last summer?
Were they minors?
Smitty

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Mar 26, 2009
 
No but they were totally nude. I obviously see the difference in the ages, it was just a question. What if these girls were in bikinies while sun bathing, would that be different? I just don't see how prosecuting a 13 year old girl for taking a picture of her friends in there bras is the way to go. At some point common sense needs to step in here and take over. They are 13 and hopefully still innocent enough to not know any better.
Politico Crapo

Erie, PA

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#18
Mar 26, 2009
 
You would think that Kim and Emily would have known better being that they are reporters.
Chandu

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Mar 26, 2009
 
Could we coin a phrase like "Girls just wanna have fun!" Or "Girls will be girls!" Or pervy DA's just wanna lust after girls in their training bras!?

If a 13 year old in a training bra makes the DA's Johnson 'move' he needs to register himself.
Politico Crapo

Erie, PA

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#20
Mar 26, 2009
 
Remember all the stuff being said about Theresa Mertland?

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