In the video, two Columbus police officers, one male and one female, can be seen talking to the girl's father on his front porch. This happened about six hours after he had apparently called to report that a man online had manipulated his daughter into sending him pictures of herself. The whole interaction was captured by a doorbell camera.
JUST IN: A pair of Ohio cops are being investigated after a video of them seemingly blaming an 11-year-old girl for creating 'child porn' went viral.— The General (@GeneralMCNews) September 20, 2023
In reality the child was being groomed by an online sexual predator. pic.twitter.com/N3lVhBMcOE
From The New York Post:
The dad tells officers he called because he wanted them to talk to his daughter, who he said was now sleeping, to get her “to realize what this was,” before conceding that he knew the “reality” was there probably wasn’t much he could do.
The female officer is heard telling the dad his pre-teen daughter “could probably get charged with child porn” if she produced the images.
“Who? She can? She’s 11 years old,” he responds, to which the officer replies, “She’s creating it, right?”
“She’s 11 years old,” the incredulous dad repeats.
“Doesn’t matter. She’s still making porn,” the female officer curtly says.
“No. She’s being manipulated by a grown a– adult on the internet,” the father counters, before the female officer cuts him off.
“Is she taking pictures, though?” she asks.
“You guys have a nice evening,” the dad says as he heads back into the house. “Thank you for coming.”
Holy cow... where do you even start with this?
This type of behavior from law enforcement is not just deplorable; it's extremely concerning and truly makes you wonder why on earth their minds would even conjure up the scenario where an 11-year-old child is to blame for any of this.