Melissa Lindgren's Alleged Victim Among Boys with Lewd Photos on Cell Phones: Police

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Fullerton police have warned parents they have found lewd photos on the cell phones of three boys over the past month, including one of the alleged student victims of eighth-grade teacher Melissa Lindgren, who was arrested for molestation last month.

Lindgren, 28, of La Mirada, posted $10,000 bail, was released from jail and currently has an April 9 arraignment hearing scheduled. She has not yet been charged.

Melissa Lindgren, Junior High Teacher, Accused of Sexual Behavior with Up to 2 Boy Students

One lewd photo was a nude of a girl who sent it to a boy, according to Fullerton Police Sgt. Jeff Stuart.

"In some of these cases if the parents were aware and talked to their kids it wouldn't have happened," Stuart told City News Service.

"What happens if you break up? Where does that picture go then? We just want to make sure parents are talking to their kids."

Stuart said there is software parents can use to monitor cell-phone and Internet activity (just ask the NSA). He also warned that sending a nude photo of a minor could lead to criminal charges.

Sexting is at the core of the case against Nicolas Junior High School teacher Lindgren, and there have been unconfirmed rumors of photos being involved as well.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Come on Matt .. pics or it didn't happen!

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

please treat her ( if guilty) as the molester she is




the fact that some young boys AND girls want to have sex is not a reason to release the perp as providing a service

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@sweetliberty17761776  

Agree. I'm glad you have the sense to acknowledge that neither the gender of the molester nor the gender of their victim(s) should have any bearing on how the law punishes the offender.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay

Maybe between two (or more) consenting adults with clearly established boundaries and absolute trust in one another. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle "And, no, I don't think "sexting" is ok...for kids or adults. "


Prude!


HipTip: if you don't like sexting -- or sex -- then don't do it!


hth.

tomuban
tomuban

@BobbyDee

The crime here is your sexually stunted thinking. 

Now put away your CAPS LOCK.

BobbyDee
BobbyDee

@sweetliberty17761776 @BobbyDee@fishwithoutbicyclesurely there is an article on this fine web site about this teacher where those comment belong.

And I am comparing one sex crime to another. Gender don't matter, age don't matter. Know that almost one third of registered sex offenders landed on this list as minors themselves. Kids as young as 10.  what!?!!?!??!

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@BobbyDee

Who the hell said anything about torches and pitchforks? Maybe YOU can't read either. 

BobbyDee
BobbyDee

@sweetliberty17761776 @fishwithoutbicycle    Did you even read the article??? This is about 3 boys having been found with lewd photos on their phones. One of those boys is somehow connected to this teacher. How exactly is this relevant? Were the lewd photos of the teacher? wth??? One of the boys (same / different??) was found in possession of what appears to be a nude girl (a minor?) - sent to the boy by the girl.

So the only newsworthy item appears to be that Fullerton police may have identified one minor male who should be charged and prosecuted for Possession of Child Pornography, and one minor female who should be charged and prosecuted for Production and Distribution of Child Pornography.

Just like the gender should be immaterial, so should be the age of the perp. Child Pornography is Child Pornography. Where is your outrage over these two little future sex offenders?

The real crime here is this shoddy and sensationalistic level of reporting (one dare not call it 'journalism'), and this apparent lack of reading comprehension skills.

now PUT AWAY YOUR TORCHES AND PITCHFORKS!!!

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