CRIME

Kevin Lenin Saldana Could Face Child Porn Charges After Allegedly Texting Nude Photo To Mother Of Ex-Girlfriend

06/19/2012 01:43 pm ET | Updated Jun 19, 2012

A 17-year-old boy allegedly blackmailed his ex-girlfriend's mother by threatening to post half-naked pictures of her daughter online.

Kevin Lenin Saldana, a high school student, in Houston, Tex., texted a topless photo of his 15-year-old former girlfriend to her mom in April and said he'd release it on the Internet if her daughter wouldn't talk to him.

Authorities slapped him with felony charges of improper photographs and visual recordings. If convicted, it can result in a sentence of 180 days to two years behind bars.

The mother of Saldana's ex-crush wasn't exactly charmed by his reconciliation efforts. Instead of talking to her daughter, she chose to talk to the authorities, who promptly charged him with a crime this month.

Saldana's bond has been set at $2,000, but he has not yet been arrested, according to KTRK-TV.

According to court documents, Saldana admitted to sending the photo. In addition, the documents suggest that officials may be considering child porn charges against him since the girl he was trying to woo back is only 15.

Richard Connelly of the Houston Press writes, the young Romeo is misguided when it comes to matters of the heart

Although Saldana's actions weren't very smart, but Connelly doesn't know if it's the most idiotic abuse of cell phone technology he's ever seen.

"It's bad, but some people are stupid," he told The Huffington Post. "Anytime, someone takes a nude picture of themselves, it doesn't work out at all."

There are other egregious examples of stupid texting in recent history.

Unfortunately for her, of all the local phone numbers she could have chosen, the 15-year-old Rogers girl picked one that belonged to a police detective.

Police found the girl's address by tracing her cellphone number.

And back in January, two accused drug dealers in Connecticut were arrested after one of them allegedly sent a text offering to sell 200 Percocet pills -- directly to a cop in Meriden, Connecticut.

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