CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – It's a parent's worst nightmare -- finding out their teen is sexting with someone more than twice their age.
It's a reality for a Chesterfield family. They caught their 15-year-old daughter texting a 43-year-old man and now her mother wants him behind bars.
The pair met online and knew they'd be in trouble if they were ever caught. The mother wants to warn all parents to watch what their children are doing online and who their text messaging. We want to warn you what you're about to read is a bit graphic.
"I was using her phone and she got a text message through it, and of course being a mother I was curious, so I pulled it up and it said something about, 'How big are your boobs?'" said mother Wanda Kelley.
She never thought her 15-year-old daughter, Cheyenne, would be guilty of sexting, and definitely not with a 43-year-old man from New York. But after receiving that text messages from a man listed in her daughter's phone as "Daffy", she found more than she'd ever imagine.
"I called the number and I got somebody and I said, 'Who is this?' and they said, 'Well who are you?' and I told them, 'Cheyenne's mom' and as soon as I said that they hung up the phone!" said Wanda.
In the phone she found out that Daffy had nicknamed her daughter "Bunny" and had planned to take her virginity.
In one message Cheyenne writes: "I'm ready I don't want to wait any longer."
Daffy responded with: "Bunny I'm a man not a teenager. When I ____ it's for hours not 15 minutes. He adds, "You want me and you want me bad. Bad Bunny!" He even sent her a shirtless photo of himself.
When asked what the conversation was about, Cheyenne responded, "Exactly what it...I guess exactly what it sounds like."
When asked if she was planning on having sex with this man she said no. However, we found messages in the phone where they had planned to meet up next week.
"I would be very upset, very much, especially when he knows she's only 15." said Cheyenne's mother Wanda.
She tells us she has already showed these messages to Chesterfield Police and authorities in New York. She wants this man charged with a felony and hopes her daughter has learned a lesson.
Our legal analyst tells us that anyone who uses a communication system, like a cell phone text message, with the purpose of soliciting sex with someone 15 to 18 years old and is at least seven years older than that child could be charged with a class 5 felony and face 10 years behind bars. Possessing child pornography is a class 6 felony and comes with a punishment of up to 5 years in jail.