MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A man was charged with statutory rape after a Mid-South mother said she caught him in bed with her teenage son.
"If I had had a gun, I would probably be down there with him, because I would have shot him," said the victim's mother.
The victim's mother, who did not wish to be identified, said she wanted to kill 41-year-old Andre Walker after she walked in her home to find him in bed naked with her 15-year-old son.
"I ran down the stairs, locked the doors, barricaded it so that no one could get out, so that he would have to wait on the police," she said.
Walker was arrested on the scene. While in custody, he admitted to police he and the 15-year-old had sex, but he said he thought the child was an adult.
"He wanted to say he didn't know," said the victim's mother. "But there's no way he didn't know he was messing with a child."
Walker told police that he and the 15-year-old met on a chat line. The victim's mother said she noticed her son spending a lot of time on the computer.
"If anything does sound strange, you should always tell your parents, 'someone wants to come see me, someone wants my address, someone wants my phone number,'" said the victim's mother. "So that they won't get themselves into something they can't handle."
She said she warned her son over and over again about the dangers of the internet.
"These are grown people, you cannot protect yourself against grown people," she said.
She offered a message for Walker and online predators who go after children.
"These parents do not play about their children, they will kill you," she said. "That way, you're making it hard on families by messing with their children. Stay away from these children because it is not right. Go away."
Walker is charged with aggravated statutory rape. His bond is set at $100,000.