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Sex video involving 13- and 14-year-olds surfaces at Cedar Park Middle School

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:27 pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story indicated that the video involved group sex. However, the officials police release said the video only involved two juveniles with others PRESENT."


CEDAR PARK — When a sex video involving local 13- and 14-year olds, surfaced at Cedar Park Middle School earlier this month, Leander ISD officials alerted police.

County officials however have agreed not to press charges in the Feb. 6 incident.

Cedar Park police released the following statement about the incident that occurred at Cedar Park Middle School during a staff development/student holiday.

"Sexual contact was made between two of the participants with others present and one recording the incident on a cell phone.

"The incident came to the attention of L.I.S.D. as a result of the video recording that was taken and sent to other students. L.I.S.D. immediately notified the Cedar Park Police Department when they received the information and a thorough investigation was conducted. All of the juveniles involved have been identified, interviewed and their parents notified. The case was staffed with the Williamson County Attorney’s Office and prosecution is declined in accordance with the wishes of all juveniles and parents involved."

Due to juvenile privacy concerns, police said, there will be no further information released on this incident and no interviews will be conducted.

Welcome to the discussion.

10 comments:

  • Annoyed2 posted at 8:59 pm on Fri, Sep 26, 2014.

    Annoyed2 Posts: 1

    I'm annoyed at the parents that feel nothing should be done by law. The reasoning is BS. We're not discussing what we did or didn't do when we were 13 or 14. We learned from our mistakes and swore we would raise our kids better. It's along the same lines of punishment when we were young. We swore we would never spank our kids when we had our own. To say these 13 or 14 yr. olds are too young to be charged with any crime is incorrect. Obviously they are old enough for a cell phone. They're old enough to partake in sexual relations. Then they're old enough to face big legal stuff. Plan and simple, distibution of child pornography. Doesn't matter how many it was sent to, where it was filmed or if it was consensual. It's illegal to distribute child pornography. Another one where #WILCO and #LeanderISD got it wrong.

     
  • Annoyed posted at 9:09 am on Tue, Apr 2, 2013.

    Annoyed Posts: 1

    I agree, what criminal activity?? This sex did not happen at the middle school, the recording was discovered there! Most of the opinions posted here are utterly ridiculous. Juvenile detention, probation!?!? Really? Do 13 and 14 year olds have sex, yes. Should they, absolutely not but to say that they should be taken away from their homes for it makes me wonder if you are just a complete idiot or just so perfect that your entire life you have never made a mistake. Hopefully everyone will learn from this incident by humiliation alone, there is absolutely no need to ruin their entire youth on one bad choice. We have all done things in our youth we probably wouldn't do again. Why don't you all get down from your pedestals!

     
  • LedByTheLamb posted at 8:04 am on Thu, Mar 21, 2013.

    LedByTheLamb Posts: 3

    Sorry but since wasn't criminal activity (wrong, yes..but not criminal) the parents should have been called first and foremost. Then the police possibly to investigate that this was not a rape case or that an adult was involved/drugs etc. The county has agreed not to prosecute..what the hell is that suppose to mean? There isn't anything to prosecute from what I'm reading.
    Yes, parents do need to change. But are we going to arrest the ones we think need to parent like we parent?
    So sick of this police state bs.

     
  • Chellis posted at 5:08 pm on Thu, Mar 7, 2013.

    Chellis Posts: 1

    Its hard to decide what is the right course of action with this. Do I believe they should have called the parents before the police? No. Why? because as you see someone has a very influential parent and it would have never gone to the cops otherwise. Do I believe we need change? Yes, but not in the school system. Parents need to change. My kids have rules and in no way disrespect me because they KNOW I won't stand for it. Now in the world we live in that every child needs a trophy or a medal we are clearly teaching the kids that no matter what you do there are no consequences. Do I believe charges should have been filed? Yes most defiantly! Should they spend a year in Juvenile justice center? That I can't answer because I am not their parent and I don't know how they are and if going there will do them good or more harm.

     
  • andyhangley posted at 9:00 am on Thu, Feb 28, 2013.

    andyhangley Posts: 4

    No charges being filed? Is this not child porn? It seems obvious that someone has an influential parent.

     
  • Concerned in Cedar Park posted at 7:11 am on Mon, Feb 25, 2013.

    Concerned in Cedar Park Posts: 1

    More of the same from LISD. They immediately call police and not the parents? Then it took nearly a week to come out with any explanation of what happened. Ken makes a great point - there should have been swift and severe punishment and I have the same question as cajungal - why so hush hush? School Board elections are in May. Is there anyone running against the current board? WE NEED CHANGE!

     
  • Renwick posted at 9:12 pm on Fri, Feb 22, 2013.

    Renwick Posts: 2

    Huh? Two juveniles have sex on a campus which is closed due to staff development. Another videos it. The district finds out and immediately reports it to the police. The police provide a statement that says that the children and their parents will not be prosecuted. So...this leads to a comment that the school district only cares about football????? It is unclear to me what these letter writers think the school district's legal powers are...only the police can make the determination regarding prosecution, not the school district. It would seem that parental supervision is the real issue here.

     
  • cajungal posted at 8:35 am on Thu, Feb 21, 2013.

    cajungal Posts: 13

    I agree with previous 2 comments completely. Why is this incident so hush hush? Who and why are we protecting the guilty here? Unless one is promoting teen pregnancy, child poronography, public lewdness or the parents of these kids, why not punish them appropriately?

     
  • CP PC posted at 9:12 pm on Wed, Feb 20, 2013.

    CP PC Posts: 10

    I agree with Ken. Although that is why so many kids are so messed up. No adults present and doing their job when the kids need to be taught real lessons. Leander ISD only cares about football. Just follow the money.

     
  • KenBrewer posted at 4:48 pm on Wed, Feb 20, 2013.

    KenBrewer Posts: 1

    I suppose that my experience doesn't count, as I only taught 7 years in Junior High school, and this is a middle school. Be that as it may, I believe that a huge mistake has been made on the part of LISD. Discipline needs, especially at this level, to be both immediate and severe where the offense is severe. Otherwise, the likely result will be that both the students involved, and the student body as a whole, will perceive that there have been no consequences. All those involved should be held accountable in juvenile court, to include the actors, the videographer, and all those giving direction and encouragement to these juveniles. I favor about a year of juvenile detention and 5 years of probation on charges of child pornography as well as public lewdness. The students of Leander have been let down by the district and by the County Attorney through their weak response to this outrage.