Law enforcement say they're investigating a lot of cases of nude photos being used for blackmail or other forms of control. But Gearman says it is something every parent needs to be aware of, perhaps even earlier than many people might think. But Captain Gearman says teens are not the only people sending and using nude pictures for control. Hegg says parents should outline their rights in a contract with their teen before they ever start using a cellphone. Hegg says that contract should also spell out the consequences if a parent does find that their child is using their cellphone inappropriately. Police say it's important to help teens, and even adults, realize the serious possible consequences of sending nude photos.
Texas middle school English teacher Alexandria Vera, 24, turned herself in to authorities Wednesday, June 1, after authorities issued a warrant for her arrest on a child sex abuse charge. Court documents allege Vera had a nine-month sexual relationship with a year-old male student who authorities say impregnated her. She allegedly later terminated the pregnancy after officials began investigating the case. Court documents allege she was introduced to the boy's family as his girlfriend, and the woman said that his parents supported the relationship and invited her to family gatherings.