December 19, 2011
Monroe, CT (The Weekly Vice) - Manuel Bateson, a 30-year old cheerleading coach was jailed after he allegedly exchanged nude photos with a 15-year-old girl.
What was his excuse? He told police that he thought it would be okay since the girl had told him that she was already smoking and drinking.
According to Monroe Police, an investigation was launched in late November after the girl's mother complained that her daughter and Bateson were having an inappropriate relationship.
Investigators say the girl had just begun cheerleading practice when Bateson began flirting with her and eventually began talking to her through Facebook.
Bateson allegedly convinced the girl to send him four nude photos of herself in exchange for three nude photos of himself. The girl told police she agreed to the photo exchange because she was afraid "It would make cheer practice really weird" if she didn't.
Bateson reportedly admitted to sending the girl photographs of himself, but claimed that he did so because he assumed she was older since she stated that she was already smoking and drinking.
Bateson was booked into jail and charged with risk of injury and impairing the morals of a minor. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond.
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