Like many parents, a Missouri dad recently chose to punish his teen’s bad behavior by taking away his cell phone.
But when Paul Spensberger saw naked images of a toddler on the 17-year-old’s phone, he made a call to the police, Fox2 reports.
According to St. Charles County court documents and a police probable cause statement, Andrew Spensberger’s father reported him on December 30, after he found two nude photos of the two-year-old girl stored in the phone.
While talking to police, the teen admitted he removed the baby’s diaper and took the pictures in his bedroom as she slept on the floor.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Andrew explained that he did it for money:
“So that he could sell them to a classmate whom he believed to be a pedophile and would be interested in young girls.”
The teen claimed he hoped to make $350 with the photos of the child, whom police say is a relative of his father’s girlfriend.
The dad’s actions earned him high praise from other parents on social media:
Meanwhile, Andrew Spensberger was charged with one count of child porn possession. Fox2 reports his father didn’t pay the $10,000 cash to bail him out before Tuesday’s court appearance. So, he remained at the St. Charles County jail.