A Current Affair took a particularly sordid turn last night after a woman, accused of grooming a 13-year-old boy online, flashed her breasts at reporter Dan Nolan during a doorstop interview on a Melbourne street.
Twenty-year-old Bethany Edgecombe – an exotic dancer from the NSW Central Coast – has been accused of grooming the boy online, sending him explicit messages, naked photos and even joking that she was a “pedo”.
Edgecombe goes by her online name of “Blondie Australia” and has 105,0000 Instagram followers. She has reportedly deactivated the account.
According to the ACA report, Edgecombe befriended the boy online and then offered to have sex with him.
“I call dibs on that virginity,” she wrote before adding: “Hold onto that virginity, I’ll be going past your part of town in a week or two. And don’t tell anyone, don’t think you’re even legal.”
When the boy revealed to her that he was only 13, Edgecombe wrote back: “I really must be a pedo cos that’s so hot.”
When confronted by ACA‘s Nolan, Edgecombe angrily denied the encounter ever happened. She then flashed her breasts to the camera before saying: “That is my comment, thank you very much. I don’t care. I don’t care about any of this.”
Check out the report below. The unfortunate flash occurs at the 4.30-minute mark.
Apparently, the unnamed boy lives on the Gold Coast and, upon discovering the online exchange, his parents reported the matter to local police.
In a statement to ACA, the boy said that at first he thought the exchange was “cool” but Edgecombe soon “started to act a bit crazy” and “it wasn’t fun anymore, she was acting weird and I’m not that dumb”.
His mother added, “She knew that he was only 13 years old and she pursued him! What kind of a sick individual does that? How dare she try and manipulate and child with her evil perverted ways for her own self-gratification!”
In a statement reported on News.com.au, a spokesperson for the Queensland Police said: “These matters can take time to thoroughly investigate, particularly when a forensic examination is required. The matter is still under investigation and detectives are making every effort to finalise this as a priority.”
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