You just can't fix stupid. And sometimes that's a good thing. It's doubtful that Codey Everhart, a 22-year-old Missouri man charged with raping a 13-year-old girl, will ever be admitted to Mensa. And it's because of his idiocy -- not to mention his alleged despicable crime -- that Codey was arrested.
Reportedly, Codey asked to use the bathroom in the house of a teen girl in his neighborhood and when she complied, he forced himself on her and raped her. The girl reportedly ran from the house and sought help at a friend's house. As it often goes with these crimes, Codey was trying to say that the girl had invited him over -- and that he'd never raped her. But his text messages tell a different story.
Clearly, Codey, who also happens to be the father of a 4-year-old daughter, must have known the family, because he apparently had the girl's mom's cellphone number. And after his alleged rape, he began to get worried that he might, uh, you know, be in trouble. He wrote to the girl's mom:
Omg im so sorry ... it was the biggest mistake IV ever made plz I’m sorry plz don’t call the cops ... Ihave kids ... plz I will do whatever u want I’m so sor ry handsome sacred I shouldv never said yes when she asked me to come over And scared* I’m so scared ... I’m so sorry mam ... I sware off girls altogthe r ... plz I’m so sorry. plz say something??? Plz call me mam I’m so scared right now I feel like my whole world is gona crash dwon on me . And I'm worried ima loose my daugthers ... plz call or text plzzz
Welllllll ... so much for text message groveling. It didn't work, and the girl's mom called police. Codey has been arrested.
As baffling as it is that young people these days feel the need to share everything -- even their alleged crimes -- via social media and text messaging, we should be happy about it. It just keeps making the job of law enforcement that much easier. Apparently these people are under the impression that text messages fall into a black hole. But they don't.
Talk about things you shouldn't send by text message! An apology for raping your kid has got to be high on the list. Though let's be glad he did, as there's now evidence against him. As misspelled and nonsensical as it is some of the time ("handsome sacred"??), it still makes it clear that this guy knew he did something wrong.
He's going to have a lot more difficult time saying nothing happened when the written evidence -- as badly written as it is -- says otherwise.
Why do you think people text everything??
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