Photos of Karate Kid Jaden Smith Leads to Arrest of Phoenix Sex Offender
Normally, possessing photos of Jaden Smith, the star of the most recent Karate Kid movie/son of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, won't land you in prison.
However, if you're a convicted sex offender currently on probation after getting convicted of child prostitution charges, photos of the 12-year-old star could land you in prison for a long, long time.
Enter 53-year-old sex offender Scott Glenn Burdett of Phoenix, who was arrested Wednesday after his probation officer got word that he was in possession of several movies featuring children, specifically young boys -- a violation of his probation.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, over the past 60 days, Burdett started a collection of the aforementioned videos and admitted to being in possession of photos of Smith.
Burdett's on probation for giving weed to young boys between the ages of 12 and 17, and watching pornography with them. Additionally, he offered young boys money to let him touch their genitals and perform oral sex on them.
Under the conditions of his probation, Burdett's not to possess any videos he might find sexually stimulating. He's also not allowed to possess any videos, toys, or clothing intended for children.
Following his arrest, Burdett admitted to masturbating to some of the movies featuring young boys. He also was given a lie-detector test that showed he was "deceptive" when asked if he'd recently been alone with, or sexually abused, any minors.
Burdett was booked into a Maricopa County jail. His probation officer notes in the arrest report that if his probation is revoked, Burdett faces a "lengthy prison sentence."
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