Parents Clueless As Teen Flies To Middle East To MySpace Friend

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A 16-year-old girl who tricked her parents into getting her a passport and then flew to the Mideast to be with a man she met on MySpace.com, was returned to Michigan.

This is one of the myriad of myspace stories, but I couldn't help posting it to qualify use of the "bad parents" tag, which isn't used nearly as much as it deserves.

U.S. officials in Jordan persuaded Katherine R. Lester to turn around and go home before she reached the West Bank. Lester arrived at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, late Friday and was taken to a private area to be reunited with her family.

She disappeared Monday after talking her parents into getting her a passport by saying she was going to Canada with friends, sheriff's officials said.

She apparently planned to visit a man whose MySpace account describes him as a 25-year-old from Jericho, Undersheriff James Jashinske said.

MySpace.com is a social networking Web site with more than 72 million members that lets users post photos, blogs and journals. There have been scattered accounts of sexual predators targeting minors they met through the site.

Lester apparently contacted the man from Jericho about three months ago, Jashinske said. Jericho, a city of 17,000, is a relatively calm area of the volatile West Bank.

The FBI traced the teenager to a Wednesday flight from New York's Kennedy Airport to Tel Aviv, Israel. At a scheduled stop in Amman, Jordan, U.S. officials persuaded her to return home, FBI agent Robert Beeckman said.

"Thank God she was returned safely," Lester's father said Friday afternoon while awaiting her arrival.

Terry Lester said his daughter is a straight-A student and student council member. "She's a good girl. Never had a problem with her," he said.

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Posted by kimothy on 2006-06-18 12:43:59
you really shuuldn't have donr that it was really bad
BIG SISTER
Posted by MIA on 2006-06-19 23:30:55
THATS ONE DUMB LIL GIRL, OBVIOUSLY HER PARENTS DIDN'T PUT THE FEAR IN HER, I WOULD OF NEVER DONE SUCH A STUPID THING, SEE NOT BEING OR SOUNDING RACIAL WHITE PEOPLE JUST HOPE THERE KIDS WONT DO THIS OR THAT BUT NON-WHITES WOOP THERE KIDS ASS AND PUT FEAR IN EM, THAT IS IF THEY GREW UP KNOWING HOW THIS WORLD WORKS AND ALL THE BAD THAT EXSISTS.I GUESS ITS THE MORALITY OF IT ALL, SOME ARE BLESSED AND OTHERS GOTTA WORK AT IT.
SELF MADE MILLIONAIRE
Posted by MARLON on 2006-06-19 23:35:23
NOW PARENTS THAT LET THERE CHILDREN PLAY ON MYSPACE ARE IGNORANT, TO THINK YOUR KIDS ARE REALLY MAKING FRIENDS ON THE INTERNET W PEEPS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. SUCH A SHAME, NOW PEEPS SHOULD BE MONITORING THEIR CHILDS IINTERNET USE? THATS WHAT HISTORY CHECKS ARE FOR. BESIDES WHY TRY R THESE KIDS ONLINE TRYING TO BE HOES FOR ANYWAY, HAS ANYONE CHECKED OUT THIS SITE? COME ON NOW, FOR THE YOUTHS SAKE WISEN UP PAREWNTS, DUHH!!!!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-06-29 22:30:24
What an appropriate use of the Bad Parents category, the kid should be aborted, the parents imprisoned.
 

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