Teen tried to sell naked photos of mom

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 6 (UPI) -- A New Zealand Internet auction site said it has pulled two postings by a teenager who sought to sell nude pictures of his mother.

The 18-year-old Auckland student, identified only as Michael, said he put up his first offering on the Trade Me Web site, promising "five naked photos of my mum," after his mother told him to clear out the family garage and sell any unwanted items, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday.


Michael said he attempted to sell a series of "glamor" shots of his mother, including a picture of her wearing only underwear, on the Web site after it deleted his first auction.

The student said the first auction was "a bit of a joke."

"I did it a bit sneakily but she found out. At first she was was pretty shocked, but then she went along with it. I just wanted a bit of extra cash, we're not rich or anything," he said.

Michael's mother, Jennifer, 44, said she was "pretty annoyed" to find out about her son's first auction.

"He was quite naughty ... I thought 'you cheeky little git,'" she said.


Jennifer said she approved of the second set of pictures, but the auction was deleted by Trade Me bosses.

Trade Me spokesman Jon Macdonald said the two auctions were deleted due to "inappropriate" pictures.

"We don't really want to be the place where people list photos of their mums in their underwear," he said.

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