Forcing Children to Watch Porn? Not Illegal in Texas!

… “Because minors can view porn in certain situations or if an adult in present.” That “adult” in question was father to two young girls — an eight year-old and a nine year-old.

The incident occurred last year when the children’s mother was absent from the home.

Current law in Texas allows pornographic images to be viewed by children for “educational” purposes, but the fine line between “educational” and “lurid” is awfully, obviously, fine. When the children’s mother, Crystal Buckner, was advised by the children that they had viewed material on the family computer (with their father present and encouraging) she automatically filed charges against her ex-husband.

Although many lawmakers and lawyers feel that the case can’t be won due to the odd law, Buckner isn’t giving up without a fight. She plans to pursue the highest charges that she possibly can in order to have her ex-husband punished.

The father of the children has remained mum regarding his rationale behind showing his two young children porn and has his attorney has not commented to the media at all.

Law or no law, this instance is a disgusting, reprehensible act and any adult willingly showing a child such images should be punished according to the highest standards of the law. Children are corrupted entirely too young these days, simply by being a child in an advanced world, but for parents to take a personal hand in something so perverse is beyond any and all of my comprehension.



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    • I remember when this story was first reported. Some of the details not reported here were that the girls didn’t want to watch the porn, the father was drinking when he was making them watch it, and there didn’t seem to be any educational nature to it at all. Just a drunk guy making his uncomfortable little girls watch porn in the middle of the night. A quote from the mother in an original article:
      “If they did walk away, he made them come back. If they tried to close their eyes, he made them open their eyes and watch.”

      If you’re teaching your children about sex, you should be able to show them pictures without fear of going to jail. Sex education is an important thing and parents should have the right to educate their own children.
      For that matter, if my teenager wants porn, I think I should have the right to slide something under the door without going to jail for it. I have made some porn accessible to my daughter so that she never has to go looking on the internet for it. Even I don’t want to see most of what’s on the internet.
      This seems to be a totally different matter and it makes me seriously question the way this law is practiced. Using porn to educate a child, or letting an interested kid have access to porn is not what happened here.
      Forcing kids to look at porn against their will is often a first step in grooming them for sexual abuse. This law should not be a shield for a parent to do something like this to a kid.

      • Copy, paste, pretend I just said all that except the bit about giving porn to my child because he’s only 4 and all. Mind you, I did catch him flicking through an old 1970′s Mayfair in his dad’s office one day but he was looking at the feature with steam trains and ignoring the naked ladies.

      • I totally agree with what you’re saying. There *is* a possibility for porn to be educational under the right circumstances, but this situation was so clearly not for educational purposes. I don’t understand how the law was not written to differentiate between abuse (which this undeniably was) and education.

      • I completely agree with you here on this. I would much rather my daughter and/or son have access to NORMAL “p.orn” (sorry again for the strange spelling, I’m at work), so that, after conversations, and explanations from me and their father, they can actually SEE what’s really happening with all that. You can tell a kid till you’re blue in the face, but until you actually SEE s.ex, you just don’t get it.

        I would rather my children KNOW the truth. Obviously I wouldn’t be handing them Jenna Jamison’s greatest hits, because I think that’s a bit too graphic, and just a weeee bit objectifying to women. But I think it’d be ok for them to have a basic knowledge of what’s really happening.

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  2. That guy sounds like a sicko. I mean, what the hell? There is a huge, huge difference between like, naked pictures in an anatomy book and full-on, obviously-meant-for-those-18+ porn.

  3. Anyone else think the kids will be scared of sex after this? Hell, if someone had forced me to watch porn at 8 or 9 I would probably have been terrified.

  4. I remember finding porn when I was about 7, when we moved to a new house and I went exploring around. I found it all very interesting. It was playboy, so not really anything scarey to me.

    • I probably would have found playboy interesting at that age as well, but full-blown fakey-orgasmy screamy porn with giant nipples would have scared the shit out of me.

  5. Well… I kind of agree and disagree with the first comment…
    I mean, i do believe that we should teach our kids about sex, but i totally disagree with the thought of porn being educational. It makes the guys (especially teens) believe that all women are like that, they’re not old enough to understand the meaning of making love at all.. So for me, there’s absolutely no way in hell, that i would let my kids watch porn for “educational” porpouses, or any other porpouse for that matter, to be honest.. And, let’s get real, if they want it, they will find it, it doesn’t matter if you gave it to them, that’s probably not gonna stop them from looking online, or anywhere else, especially if they happen to like it. I just disagree with porn being “educational” in any way shape or form.

    Now back to the real issue, i can’t understand why this is not illegal. That guy should be in jail, and they need to put his name in the sex offender’s list. If sexting (which i find pretty disgusting, but not as bad as forcing your daughters to watch porn) puts them in the sex offenders list, i don’t understand why this is not an issue… To me, he sexually abused his own children, he corrupted them, and he is a fucking pshyco. It’s such a shame that they let these things go, it should give them an idea of what goes through this idiot’s head (kids+porn=???) you don’t need to be a genius to figure it out.

    • “I mean, i do believe that we should teach our kids about sex, but i totally disagree with the thought of porn being educational. It makes the guys (especially teens) believe that all women are like that, they’re not old enough to understand the meaning of making love at all.. So for me, there’s absolutely no way in hell, that i would let my kids watch porn for “educational” porpouses, or any other porpouse for that matter, to be honest..”

      I’ll drink to that. Excellent points.

    • Why do you say watching porn makes guys believe all women are “like that”? My husband has watched porn since he was a teen and he treats women with great respect. His father treated women respectfully, his mother was a strong, good woman and his female friends were strong good women.
      I think the way women are treated around them in real life has far more influence on a boy than porn does.

      Besides that, not all porn is degrading to women. Some porn is just people having sex. Sex does not degrade women.
      And “porn” includes images of sex. Images of sex, and the naked body, are very educational.

      • Agree with you here, too. My fiancee has watched p.o rn. He is the most respectful man I’ve ever met. He respects me, his mother, his sisters, my mother, and all of our female friends. He definitely doesn’t think that all women are “like that.” It is the parent’s job to ensure that the context in which se.x education is taught is the right context.

        Of course kids would get the wrong idea if their parents were to show them girls being abused se.xually in a movie. I would never want my children to watch something degrading like that. Which is why I wouldn’t have a problem showing them “mild” p. orn.

        Everyone has s. ex. It’s okay. It’s natural. I’d rather my children knew what was really going on than not.

    • The point for me is acting as a filter for your kid instead of letting him/her run rampant to find anything on the internet. There is tastefully produced porn made specifically for couples (with real life couples having sex) and educational purposes, and even mainstream porn produced and directed by women, which tends to be much less objectifying of the women in the films. I would much rather a kid see this kind of thing than some of the crazy unrealistic stuff around the web where women are treated like trash. If you provide an avenue for your kid to explore certain sexual films that stress equality in pleasure, you can help him or her to understand that the hardcore stuff they find later is not necessarily an accurate representation of people enjoying themselves or in a loving sexual relationship, or even really having sex.

  6. The law that is protecting my ex husband is Tx Penal code 43.24 section 2 c. It says that as long as a parent is present while the child is being shown the harmful material then it is ok. I am trying to have this law updated. This law was written back in the ’70′s. Back when you had to go to adult book stores or to peep shows (where your kids were not allowed to go). Back then the internet was not around and you did not have porn at your finger tiops. I am NOT trying to take a parents right away to teach your child about sex. But there is a line that should not be crossed. This “he was doing it for sex education” is crap. The things my daughters were shown had NOTHING to do with education. All the proffecionals say this ia all classic gromming pravtices.

    I am trying to have a web site put up called DoesLegalMakeItRIght.com. I am hoping this site will be up by the end of the week. I will go into more detail and explain everything more there. Thank you for all your support in my fight. You can find me on face book.

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  9. I agree that porn can be used as an educational tool, though I think a better route would be using things like medical dictionaries and medical/educational pictures, there ARE pictures that are MADE for that sort of education. My mother never prohibited me from certain “hard core” images that (mind you this was like ten years ago) most people didn’t approve of, and even at a older/younger age (16-17) my mother never questioned the idea of me having porn, she told me “I’d rather you NOT have sex, but IF you do I would rather you tell me and we can make sure you are protected.”

    My mom didn’t want me to go have sex, she wanted me to wait as every decent parent should, but she didn’t want me to sneak around, if I was going to do it she wanted me to be safe and make sure that nothing bad would happen to me, and in the end I ended up holding my virginity until the age of 20 in which I gave it to a very upstanding gentlemen who is soon my fiance, so there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it.

    Porn “can” be used as educational purposes but I believe there is a better route.

    Honestly, I think the man should be prosecuted personally, not the law. People need to grow up and stop trying to control everything and everyone else, such as the other day I was watching the news and it stated that they wanted to try and make it so their School Staff could not be friends with student or other staff members on facebook, and that’s bullshit and ridiculous, take control of your own life not everyone elses. This is the “Land of the free” and “The home of the brave” but I look around and I see whips and chains, and scared little groupies who refuse to see anything real.

  10. My 13 yr old daughter recently revealed to her shcool counselor that “mom shows her porn on the computer”, she revealed this has been going on a regular basis since she was 8 years old and mom stated to her duaghter she was showing this stuff to her so she could “see what men wanted to do to her”. A CPS complaint has been initiated. I can’t believe what I am reading here, that it isn’t criminal to do this in Texas, but seven miles away in New Mexico it is a felony! I am also very upset by the general attitude of some people that its “no big deal” I bet it would be a bigger deal if my daughter had said DAD was the one showing her pornography since 8 years old!

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