I say the title in my head with great sarcasm. At least regarding this specific Amish man. I think as in all groups there are bad eggs in the bunch, but this one stuck out like a sore thumb. A sore thumb from texting or “Sexting” it seems.
To summarize it seems William R. Yoder, an Amish man from Indiana was arrested for sending lewd pictures and text messages…
…to a 12-year-old girl.
It was this paragraph that sealed the decision to share this with you, my 4 readers;
“The suspect arrived, in a one-horse carriage as he said he would, was identified by the undercover officer confirming his identity and was taken into custody without incident,”
Of course, the first thing that came to mind when I read the CNN article was the recent scandal involving US Representative Weiner, D-New York. His scandal was not with an underage girl, thank God. But he is a member of the House of Representatives, a newlywed, and a what? Oh that’s right, soon to be father. He was also caught with his pants down (literally there are pictures) sending inappropriate messages to several women.
A politician, yes. I can wrap my head around that.
An Amish man. No, I am having an issue with that.
The obvious points. The girl is twelve and that is disgusting and unacceptable. Period. But, I thought the Amish didn’t have electronics like cell phones? I mean, he showed up to hook up with the young girl in a Horse Drawn carriage for the love of shiny buttons.
Anyway, the article was disturbing and for some reason made me laugh. Not in a “Oh, how funny” kind of way, but more in a “Well, I guess even the Amish can be douce bags” kind of way. I am not sure if this is an appropriate response, but it is what it is.
I am so very glad the authorities stepped in before he could act on his unlawful, disgusting plan. I am glad the parents of the girl found the phone and stopped it in its tracks. But I still have some questions.
- 600 texts between Yoder and the girl. Why, how, what… My mind blew a fuse on this one. Why does she have a phone? How did he get her number? How did they meet?
- Is she Amish?
- Do all Amish have cell phones?
- What did the police do with his horse?
- Why do all the men have the bowl cut?
- Where is his beard?
Really there are too many to list.
I truly hope this rash of sexting crimes will begin to slow down. Each one I read about creeps me out more than the prior.
And remember if you see this on your phone,
“Hi Im CaLeB, wnt 2 C pics of mah HoRsE?”