Suspect Arrested In Hyde Park ‘Sexting’ Case

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Officials in Dutchess County arrested a suspect in a “sexting” case in the Town of Hyde Park.

Dutchess County sheriff’s officers arrested 18-year-old Xavier Perez and charged him with disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree.

The mother of a 14-year-old girl contacted authorities on Wednesday when the daughter received “inappropriate sexual images” on her cell phone, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Further investigation led police to believe that Perez had sent the photos to the girl.

The photos were of his genitals, the release stated.

Perez was arraigned at the Town of Hyde Park Court and released on his own recognizance. He is schedule to be back in court on March 8.

  • storm king mountain

    well all I have to say is no matter what you do or say they are going to get porno no matter what, IT is all over the internet so whats thee difference cammera phone or not they are going to get it, Just give it up already. Its not like someone was shot or killed. Its just a picture, DAM

  • high roller

    Perhaps Homeland security can make a program that will sweep all the photo messages in america and catch all the kiddie porno ones. then we might have thousands of kids in jail. this would create a new industry to boast the economy.

  • bf

    Given the current laws, putting a cell phone with a camera in a child’s hand is like putting a loaded gun into the same hand. I find this situation very interesting. How many criminals will be make as technology advances. I bet prominent adults do the same stuff, like Spitzer.

  • Rob

    Jeff, if you are not Latino (note the upper case), then what is your excuse for your poor use of grammar and reference to an uncommonly known term? Could it be you are one of the legions of racists who only gathers his news & views from the likes of Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly yet cannot form a clearly written thought because your woefully lacking education prevented this? You see, while you scorn Latinos for what you mistakenly believe is their lack of command of the English language, you, sir, don’t know how to write it…BEAN! Now, go and crawl back under that rock whence you came from, you moronic maggot.

    • ericm


      You think you or any of your liberal friends can see any wrongdoing in this world and NOT blame Beck and/or O’Reilly?

      C’mon…you seem intelligent. Make an effort to use your brain.

  • Liz

    Cell phones with wi fi and photo send makes parenting today a nigtmare! Adult caregivers who do not teach right from wrong; porn promoters, and the horrific trash media exploiting youth – especially girls, at every angle, builds a foundation for this cause and effect crime. Kudos to law enforcement! Every 18 year old should know right from wrong. We definetly need consequences for inappropriate illegal acts. Get it? Zip it up.

    • PO'ed!

      hey, no one forces you to have children. yeah, it’s going to be tougher to keep kids in check as technology progresses. parents have to take on the responsibility and stop blaming outside sources. having kids is not just about showing them off to friends and family in order to inflate your own ego. this is 100% parental responsibility.

      i’m sick and tired of hearing today’s parents b-tch & moan. you don’t like it, next time try a condom.

  • Jeff

    OK, I’m callin this guy out…BEAN! What are you doing trying to bang a 14 year old when you’re 18? BEAN! Mark Sanchez; 25 and dating a 17 year old…BEAN! Picks his nose and wipes it on Brunells jacket? BEAN! Ugh; what the hell? It’s like when the latinos came out with ‘thier own version of the national anthem’ a couple years back. Ummmm, BEAN! BEAN! BEAN! We already have one, try learning it, and English and OUR customs while we’re at….sheesh.

  • Gregg

    This should be a matter for the parents and punishment for the young man should be handled by them – not law enforcement ! In this new age of social media sites, internet etc, this is going to continue and it would be ridiculous to ruin a young persons record for sending some naked picture !

    • hammy

      ok , so what if he wasn’t 18 but 28…should we let his parent handle it? What if it was your daughter.

      What if it was an 18 year old who murdered someone, should we let them off because he was 18 and let his parent’s handle it.

      The law is the law, as well as good morals.

  • Rod

    Now this opens a whole new can of worms

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