DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia mother made a disturbing discovery on her daughter’s cell phone and tablet. The 13-year-old, had been sending and receiving naked pictures of other teens.
As her parents continued to search, they were so disgusted by what they found, they called the sheriff’s department to investigate.
When looking through the devices they said that the pictures and conversations were very inappropriate for her age, “We believe them to be 17-18ish… Definitely older than her. Did request that they have sex.”
The parents, who wish to remain anonymous, told WTVR, that they called in the sheriff’s office to protect their daughter even though she could face criminal charges.
The girl may not necessarily go through the court system though, according to Attorney Lisa Caruso she could go through, “What’s called diversion in the juvenile justice system. That’s a 12 week program and it would be group classes. The parents would get involved [and] there would be some counseling.”
“What she’s facing may be harsh, but we feel it’s for her own protection,” the mother said.
The family also wants other parents to know how important parental controls are, for childrens’ devices.