A shocking series of events recently took place in Missouri after a father went through his son’s cell phone. Scrolling through his son’s device, it wasn’t long before the dad knew he had to call 911 – and even the police were horrified by who was seen in the teen’s seedy photos on his phone.
Whether anyone likes to acknowledge the reality, the fact of the matter is that there is evil lurking around us everywhere. In fact, that was proven by 17-year-old Andrew Spensberger after what he did that caught the attention of police.
According to the kid’s father, Paul, Andrew attends a special needs school and has behavioral problems. Known to sell stolen property around his school, the teen recently did something bad enough for his father to take away his phone.
However, things would take a sickening turn for Paul as he was looking through his son’s phone and found quite the disturbing photographs. Although he was torn about whether or not to do it, Paul picked up the phone, called 911, and waited for the police.
When a few cops arrived, even they were horrified to see who was captured in the images — a half-naked toddler. As Fox4KC explains, Andrew Spensberger reportedly photographed the toddler daughter of a member of his girlfriend’s family while she was sleeping.
When Paul saw the pictures, he stated that he was “disgusted” and felt that he had no other choice but to call the police in hopes that it would finally scare his son into changing his ways. Although Andrew has been arrested on felony charges of child pornography possession, Paul is adamant that his son isn’t a pervert.
Explaining that his son attends a special needs school, the father also notes that there are several “twisted” students with an appetite for child porn. “Andrew is a thief but he is not sexual like that,” Paul continued. “He was in a bind [for money]… and I have no doubt there are kids at his school that would buy sh*t like that.”
Paul has kept in contact with the victim’s family and states that they have already forgiven Andrew for what he did. However, as Andrew remains in county jail on a $10,000 bond, his father refuses to pay it, despite having the money to do so.
Still, Paul says that he’s not sure if he would have gotten the police involved if he could go back in time and do things over again, but he explains that he didn’t know what else to do at the time.
As Mail Online reports, the teen troublemaker is looking at between 4 and 7 years if convicted of the Class D felony he’s been charged with. At the end of the day, it looks like Paul is doing the only thing he can when it comes to teaching his boy a lesson.
Clearly, Andrew is a troubled boy with behavioral and mental disabilities, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be held accountable for his actions. If ever there was something evil in this world, it would be those who take advantage of children to satisfy their own twisted desires, sexual or otherwise. Whether Andrew was the pervert who wanted the pictures for his own sexual satisfaction or not, he was the one who took those images for that intended, predatory purpose.
Sadly, Andrew used that innocent child in a sexual way for monetary gain. This teen was willing to victimize a child to fill his own wallet, and he needs to be taught that this kind of behavior isn’t acceptable in a civilized society, regardless of any disability he may have. Seeing how Paul couldn’t get the job done despite his best efforts, maybe it’s time to up the ante. If this punk spends a chunk of his life behind bars, then maybe he’ll realize just how bad he messed up.