34-year-old James Lee Thompson, of Fargo, North Dakota, is being charged with allegedly sending explicit pictures of himself to an 11-year-old girl from Massachusetts. Thompson is said to have sent the picture over instant messaging app Kik while police in Mass. were posing as the girl on her phone. Thompson allegedly followed up the picture with a message of “Can I c a naughty pic.”
When Thompson was approached by police about the picture he reportedly had the following to say about it…
“Thompson said he was not going to believe someone who said they were 11, because ‘what parent would allow an 11 year old on the internet,’ ” Fargo Police Detective Mark Voigtschild wrote in his report. “Thompson said there was no way this person was 11.”
I can honestly say that’s the first time I’ve ever heard that. While it’s a variation on the ‘she lied about her age’ trope I can’t believe he used the reverse of it, or that he would think that would work with police. In case you’re wondering I’ve posted at least one story where an 8-year-old girl was on Kik.
Thompson is no stranger to legal issues with children as he was previously convicted of child neglect charges in 2007. So Thompson has graduated from abusing his own kid to abusing other people’s. Allegedly.