Skip to comments.Minn. cheerleader accused of prostituting 16-year-old cognitively delayed teammate
Posted on 06/05/2013 8:41:54 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
An 18-year-old Minnesota high school cheerleader allegedly prostituted her younger, cognitively delayed teammate by creating an online ad and taking her to see potential customers, pocketing $60 in one case.
Montia Marie Parke faces felony charges of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution for the acts involving her 16-year-old classmate.
Parker was a senior at Hopkins High School when she allegedly set up a Backpage.com ad for the 16-year-old, driving her to an apartment to have oral sex with a man, and taking the $60 the girl made. Authorities allege Parker and the girl drove to another home the next day, but left after the man refused oral sex.
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If Obama had a daughter... Oh wait!
That's a new one! I assume it's the new PC term of the day for "retarded".
Is that PC speak for retarded?
How soon before we see a FREE MONTIA MARIA Facebook page and social movement?
That is how I interpreted it. I am searching for other articles to see how it is termed.
It could mean anything. Probably a newly invented condition so that more people can get on the government dole through disability.
Mentally Disabled or Cognitively Delayed
Mentally Disabled or Cognitively Delayed:
Definition: This disability is characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills. This disability originates before age 18.
Difficulty in focusing and attending to relevant stimuli
Doubts own abilities due to past failures external locus of control
Reliance on others for cues and guidance - Outer-directedness
Poor interpersonal skills, socially inappropriate behaviors
Academic performance: deficiency is seen in all areas, but, generally, reading is weakest.
Difficulty in generalizing knowledge transferring knowledge gained in one area to another
May have problems with hearing, sight or speech
Impaired cognitive functioning (IQ below 70-75)
Significant limitations exist in two or more adaptive skill areas
Physical and emotional problems such as depression
Sorry, Ace. She is one of Obambi's daughters . . . Sorry
Look at the “learned helplessness”. That is EXACTLY what the government does by giving out free money to every person who walks through the doors of the welfare office.
Good old-fashioned entrepreneurship.
” cognitively delayed”???????????
She is in High School, she’s on the cheerleading team, so she can’t retarded.
Why not just tell it like it is, eh?
She got duped, because she’s INNOCENTLY STUPID!
Montia is from Maple Grove, which is a long way from Hopkins H.S. with many high schools in between. I’m guessing this was a racial balance enrollment, as Hopkins used to be a nice white working class town.
God bless this young girl used and betrayed by her so called friend. Betrayal of trust is as a knife to the heart. MO!
intellectually handicapped? morally retarded?
Actually, those characteristics describe the inhabitants of any city in America.
I think you misunderstood my post. As in, Obama already has daughters.
How long ago? There has been a huge demographic shift and very often in places you'd never guess.
.... who is 'black' or 'muslim' or 'illegally in this country'.
If you are a white American male,...... DENIED.
“cognitively delayed “
What happened to “developmentally disabled” or “retarded”? Who do these PC type think they are kidding?
I remember when Hopkins wasn’t really a suburb and I had friends who lived at a place called the ‘Funny Farm’. That was before the serpentine main street when cruising up and down the streets was a big deal.
In layman's terms (and I consider myself a layman), cognitive delay might best be described as extreme immaturity.
This 16 year old girl may have been functioning as though she was half her age.
On a scale of mental impairment, this is not as severe as mental retardation, but it is approaching it.
Imagine a 16 year old girl cutting out paper dolls and playing with Play-Doh. Perfectly acceptable childhood behavior, but out of sync with her age.
This type of delay is also evident in academics. This 16 year old may be able to comprehend and do basic operations with fractions, but be baffled by grade level mathematics. By contrast, a mentally retarded child would probably be unable to do even that.
One thing as a teacher I've never understood... if there is a "delay" does the child ever catch up? Not that I've seen, but certainly they are capable of working and earning a living.
The word “retard” means “to make slow.” In Latin-based languages, specifically French, “retard” means slow.
As such, this is absolutely political correctness substitution of one word, that is deemed as “hurtful” for another word meaning the exact same thing.
By using the term ‘delayed’ one would assume that at some point in time an epiphany would occur and the subject would be back on schedule as a functioning and maturing adult.
Isn’t this just ‘newspeak’ to obfuscate the truth?
How much crime in this country is performed by Democrats or at least the prime targets of the party? Democrats are a drain.
Human trafficking is a federal crime. Fire up the wood chipper.
cold calculating and heartless.
Leave the Obama daughters out of this.
This is a criminal act by a criminal, no other comparisons need be drawn.
“She is in high school... she’s on the cheerleading team”.
High schools have special education classes for ED (emotionally disturbed) and special ed (that covers everything from mild to severe mental retardation, autism, etc). Many high schools will allow a kid from the special education sector to join a team. It is an ego boosting act so that the child can feel like they participated in a “sport” or event. There is a high school in our area that has allowed a Down Syndrome boy to join the football team. He works out and suits up but doesn’t get any pt. However, he is still a team member.
Disgusting and evil.
So does this mean I now have to “disadvance” the ignition timing on my car to reduce knock?
I teach a delayed boy in middle school who is a good athlete. He plays on the football team.
What is heartbreaking about this story is that these children are often desperate for the attention and acceptance of their peers. I'm sure she was thrilled to be "befriended" by the older girl.
What makes this more than sad and just infuriating is that many special needs kids are so trusting. They want to be accepted by others. They want to be liked. They want to be included in the things the “other” kids get to enjoy. I have the feeling this girl had no idea she was being used (pimped out). She probably just felt she had a friend and was easily swayed not to tell her parents or anyone else. Another case of preying on the weak and innocent. As for your middle schooler... good for him! Not only is the physical exercise great for him but to belong to a group... of buddies.. has got to be very special for him.
as Hopkins used to be a nice white working class town.
How long ago? There has been a huge demographic shift and very often in places you’d never guess.
I moved out of Hopkins, MN Sept 2012. My neighbor was a Varsity Cheerleader. She was not thin, nor were her fellow cheerleaders. Hopkins is a beautiful city, except in the high density housing areas. Drug dealers, illegals and drunks. the police cleaned up the prostitution rings, then the dealers moved in, then I moved out.
Future successor of Debbie Wasserman Schulz...
“Cognitively delayed”. WTF is this new word now? Is this the new word for “retarded” or does it mean something else like Autistic or something.
So she was mentally retarded. Thanks for explaining that.
I’m just dying to know if the 16 year old was a white girl.
Calm down. It was a reference to Obama’s Trayvon Martin statement. Why does everyone at FR get all uppity when someone puts “Obama” and “daughters” in the same sentence? Sheesh. Thanks for playing internet policeman, though.