Debate Over Jasmine Trail Nudist Resort

There has been a fair amount of debate since my story Thursday night about the Jasmine Trail Nudist Resort that allows kids. Some of you are asking why we did this story.

 

There has been a fair amount of debate since my story Thursday night about the Jasmine Trail Nudist Resort that allows kids.

While viewers debate the pros and cons of allowing kids to attend nudist resorts with adults, I want to clarify one point.

Some of you are asking why we did this story. We took our questions about Jasmine Trail to District Attorney Scott Thomas and D.S.S. Director Bob Johnson after we learned a school psychologist, who's interests include naturism and social nudism, and who's online profile includes Jasmine Trail, was arrested and charged with taking nude photos of a boy.

Johnny Clevinger is charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor and first degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Lawmen say they found hundreds of photos of several other children at Clevinger's home and also seized three computers, two from his house and one from a school where he worked in Carteret County.

Clevinger's son told us his father had a trip planned to Jasmine Trail for he and his younger brother, which subsequently didn't happen because of his arrest.

Is what's going on at Jasmine Trail appropriate or not? That's not for us to decide. But it is our duty to explore the issue and raise questions when a school psychologist, arrested on charges of taking indecent liberties with a minor and first degree sexual exploitation of a minor, lists it as an interest of his and plans a trip there.

 

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