Teen girls dating old men
The mother said she even gave paperwork to Hurd, so he could show that the teen had permission to be away from home.
“Emmanuel had a letter signed by us, had every contact number they could’ve possibly needed,” Destiny Thompson said.
A traveling dance troupe claims they were racially profiled by Texas cops, who cuffed the trio after suspecting something wrong with a 13-year-old white girl and two black men sharing the same car, according to a report. — tried to explain that they spent the day recording a dance video with a local group, Planet Funk Academy, but cops didn’t buy their story.
The teen, Landry Thompson, had just stopped at a Houston gas station with her dance partner, Josiah Kelly, 22, and their instructor, 29-year-old Emmanuel Hurd, when cops approached about 3 a.m. “They were convinced I was a runaway,” Landry told the news station.
All three were placed in handcuffs and taken into custody.
The cops then called the teenager’s home and got her mother, Destiny Thompson, on the phone.
Lee Cohen, a child and adolescent psychiatrist who is based in New York.
And I grew into a teenager, and I still received attention from older men, the catcalls, the gross suggestions hollered from passing cars when I rode my bike down the street, the hey baby’s and the worse, and sometime around age 16 my parents divorced and sent me into a hormonal flurry of angst and insecurity and anger and sadness. And I was scared and sad and insecure and I reeked of it.
I smelled like Love’s Baby Soft and the occasional sneaked clove cigarette and stolen sips of lukewarm chugged behind the bleachers after class.
But police didn’t budge and said the parents would have to drive down to Houston to get Landry, who was placed in the city’s Child Protective Services.
Hurd and Kelly were released without being charged.
I was a beautiful girl, tall for my age, long limbs and long hair, and I attracted the attention of older men from the time I was 10. And it made me uncomfortable, and it made me scared.