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Lawrence police working to identify adult who sent sexual pictures to child

November 6, 2012

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A Lawrence parent contacted police early Monday, just after midnight, to report that an adult in another state had texted pictures of a sexual nature to the parent’s pre-teen child, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.

The suspect in the case is not known to the family, and police are working to identify the individual who sent the messages.

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oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 5 months ago

I know of an 80 year old woman and she saw online some photos of big boobies. She was not offended. They reminded her of her youth. She was not about to tell the police and have her computer taken away.

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Deb Engstrom 1 year, 5 months ago

My middle schooler got something like this a few months ago from a 512 area code. She assumed it was a mistake, deleted it and that was the end of it. I thought about contacting them myself, but chose to leave it alone. Sometimes that's best.

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alcoholbliss 1 year, 5 months ago

Quick approve a new $40 million facility to crack this case.....

texted , dose not imply phone or PC . Where is the parents responsibility? Dose a person not have to be 18 to sign up for cell service or internet service?

I wouldn't be surprised if it were another 16 year old that sent them, on a usage contract signed by an adult?

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Rex Hargis 1 year, 5 months ago

Jack If you are investigating a crime, you give the press bare necessities. Who, what, what, when is unimportant if it interferes with the investigation. No, I do not favor a police state.

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Catalano 1 year, 5 months ago

Jack: Go vote. There's a local race on the ballot for online whiner with too much time on his hands who knows it all. You're the candidate. Wilbur's your running mate.

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oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 5 months ago

BTW,the parents are not all that bright either. The child does not need texting on the phone. Problem solved!

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oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 5 months ago

As my late father, yes, deceased, said "I've never seen so much tongue on soap operas as in real life". What's with these parents, get a grip. Saturday night live is graphic and I bet this pre teen is too. Just what is a pre teen? 2, 5, 8, 9 10, 11 , 12...is 50 pre elderly or is it at age 70?

Why is this news anyway?

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

Somebody sent something to someone. Fantastic journalism. Really worth printing.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 5 months ago

Jackmckee:

reread this line:

The suspect in the case is not known to the family, and police are working to identify the individual who sent the messages.

I believe this line in the story covers your issues.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 5 months ago

Anthony Wiener's already outa congress.

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jehovah_bob 1 year, 5 months ago

Who dials phone numbers anymore? If there's someone I want to send naughty pictures to, they are most likely already saved in my contacts.

I find it unlikely that this is a case of fat fingers.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

It fails the basic elements of journalism. As any 7th grader can tell you, that means don't print it.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

You don't think little facts like what state, possible relationships, ages, context, number if incidents might be important? This is about 1/10 of a story. Why even print this garbage?

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

And I say 'he' when it could just as easily be a 'she'. With reporting like this it might be an 'it'. Who knows.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

Another possibility is he butt dialed. Without mens rea they can't convict however.

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biggunz 1 year, 5 months ago

Some guy in another state sent a picture of his junk to his girl or someone he knew, and accidentally entered a number wrong. Unfortunately, it ended up being some kid in Lawrence, Ks that received it. Seems to be a reasonable explanation. But it's gonna be a costly mistake, I'm sure.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

The police just did that very thing in the carpet cleaning drug king case.

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Take_a_letter_Maria 1 year, 5 months ago

Actually, just because they have a phone number doesn't necessarily mean they can track down the sender.

If it is a prepaid cell, they don't even necessarily know who the owner is.

Even if it is a regular cell the phone may have been lost or stolen.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

A class I'm sure Dolph failed.

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

Who, what, when, where, how. You know the basic elements of reporting they teach in 7th grade journalism.

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rockchalker52 1 year, 5 months ago

What would you have them do, Jack, draw you a picture? Yes, they have the phone number & can track it. That's obvious to most of us. What legitimate details are missing that would enhance the story for you?

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

This article is a shining example of just how hokey this newspaper is. There are obviously about 10,000 details left out that any other area paper would include. Dolph Simons is seriously not someone that shoukd be in charge of a newspaper.

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Kontum1972 1 year, 5 months ago

they have a new app now that tells when to use the restroom.....and when too wipe, this is what technology looks like!

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

They have the number how hard is it to track down the owner? What is this, Mayberry with Barney Fife?

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obamasocks 1 year, 5 months ago

Hate to be that guy, but why give a pre-teen a cell? And better yet why enable texting? Unplug your children; this could have been simply some guy sending it to his girlfriend and typoing the phone num. or it could have been spam. Or it could be some perv who preys upon kids with phones. Moral is: if they didn't have a cell phone, they wouldn't have seen the pictures.

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thuja 1 year, 5 months ago

Just keep staring at your phones people, there is nothing to see.

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 5 months ago

Anyone see the commercial on TV for a new smart phone. A guy gets in cab going to the airport. His two young children run out and touch phones, transferring information, the children telling Dad they made a movie and for him to watch it on the plane. The wife then comes out, touches phones and says she too made a movie to share, but then seductively suggests he not watch it on the plane. He "gets it", finally.

I thought of that when the posters above asked if it was an adult who sent the information. If the wife had just accidently touched her phone to her children's phone, suddenly, she'd be guilty of all sorts of crimes. Technology will get to the point when someone will send something inappropriate, not meaning to.

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FarneyMac 1 year, 5 months ago

Could have been a wrong number, I suppose/hope.

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junkcrap 1 year, 5 months ago

Just curious, how do they know it was an ADULT who sent the pictures? The police are still working to identify the sender!

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