Charges: Babysitter Stole Money To Fund Porn Addiction

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An East Bethel woman has been charged after police say she burglarized a home several times in order to fund her porn addiction.

Amanda Rose Owens, 18, is charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly taking items from her neighbor’s home on the 2300 block of Erskin Street Northeast in East Bethel, on three occasions last week. Darin Pake told police a camera and a jar containing $300 were stolen.

Pake said he set up a camera to find out who was burglarizing his home and discovered it was his neighbor and former babysitter, later identified as Owens.

“I came home from work, checked the tapes and saw somebody coming off the deck, though I couldn’t see who it was,” said Pake. “Then I went to the inside camera and they came in and wandered around and wow, I couldn’t believe who it was.”

The video footage shows Owens squeezing into the home through the doggy door at 7:50 a.m. on Saturday from outside the home. Once inside, she’s seen rummaging through the neighbor’s things, drinking a Red Bull from the fridge and leaving the residence at 8:10 a.m.

After being confronted about the alleged burglaries, Owens told police she is addicted to pornography, had purchased 20 to 30 DVDs and owed money, which is why she burglarized her neighbor’s home.

“Taking things is one thing,” said Pake, “and then you hear the weird porn twist behind it. It is just crazy.”

She said she entered the home on three separate days and took items she intended to pawn for cash.

“She’s got her own demons to deal with,” said Pake, “and hopefully she learns from the experience.”

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  1. Wow says:

    That’s my kind of girl.

    1. Yep says:

      Giggity giggity goo!!!

    2. Daniel Montgomery says:

      It’s obvious she is covering up her meth addiction. Addicted to porn, what a joke. Porn addicts get free porn zipped through cables and satellites for free.

      Porn is the cover-up work for METH.

      1. lcs says:

        Really? Your cable and satellite subscription is free?

  2. Goob says:

    through the doggy door?? Must’ve needed meth money if she’s that skinny…

    1. Meth face says:

      You can tell by looking at her she has a meth addiction. Saying she was addicted to porn is not why she was stealing the money

      1. NLP says:

        She has acne that doesn’t mean she uses drugs.

        1. Daniel Montgomery says:

          That isn’t acne… that is acne + methface

        2. NooYawkah says:

          Acne is a sure sign of excessive masturbation.

    2. chronic masterbater says:

      I don’t get why she had to steal money for porn. Why not just ” rub-one-out ?”

    3. Mary Wright says:

      No problem. its and addiction and under Obamacare it will be covered! Nothing to see here. Oh, if it is meth addiction, that will be covered too!. The poor homeowner will have his taxes confiscated for her treatment. She feels she woudl be better off as a man? No PROBLEM! transgender surgery will be covered too. Perfect.

    4. Ryan says:

      “Somehow squeezed through the doggy door”… what?! Did you see the size of that thing? What an idiot for having a doggy door so large!

    5. NooYawkah says:

      Did you see the “tiny” doggy door in the video? Santa Claus could fit through that thing with a full bag of toys.

  3. J says:

    Stealing…for porn? Someone has never heard of the internet.

    1. Dale Gribble says:

      Internet porn is laced with cookies that track the viewer’s identity and pass it along to The Beast, a multinational computer control surviellance network. This young lady was doing the only prudent thing to satisfy her craving for hot, filtny, filthy porn.

  4. Me says:

    Makes me embarrassed to say that I grew up East Bethel and am only a few years older than this girl… Good old St. Franny High school grad at her finest….

  5. sell it says:

    heck – rather than face a felony rap she coulda just hung around a street corner and you know ….. better pay anyhoots. lol

  6. corner pay lots says:

    heck – rather than face a felony rap she coulda just hung around a street corner and you know ….. better pay anyhoots. lol

  7. See BS says:

    18 year olds are still kids, most people do stupid things when they are young. Only now days it ends up on the tattle tale news.

    If it was a male, wcco would have had a mug shot and turned him into a potential sex offender.

    1. Todd W. Olson says:

      I’m guessing that you would know.

      1. See BS says:

        You would know more than me PeeWee.

    2. hr says:

      I agree. Why would something like this even make the news!! I never write on this, but his was upsetting to me that it would make the news. This is someones daughter. I would like to know the reason why the home owner would report this. There is someting more going on here than what is being reported!

      1. you don't report burglaries?! says:

        why would the homeowner report it? Are you nuts? are you telling me someone can come and burglarize your home 3 times and you won’t call the cops? wow, puzzling.

        1. REALLY says:

          The cops were called, there were no leads, hence cameras.

      2. fred says:

        upsetting to you that it made the news????……..you would like to know the reason why the home owner would report this????……what color is the sky in your little world????

        1. Really says:

          The home owner reported it because his home was burglarized and he wanted it to stop. If she had said she bought too many pair of pants at Kohls instead of a porn addiction it never would have made the news

      3. The STR says:

        Pull your head out of your a$$ & breath the air of reality…..

    3. Daniel Montgomery says:

      In my opinion, no person shall be considered an adult until the age of 24. Frankly, society has pushed us that far. I’m 28 and feel like a kid, and not because the born in the 1930s elderly say so, but because frankly from stories I’ve heard from my parents I am far closer to overgrown college boy than a real adult…

      1. The STR says:

        Then the legal drinking age should be raised to 24 your right to vote should be raised to the age 24 along with the ability to own any kind of property such as a car! Now once you turn 24 you can have all these things lil one…..But you have to be babied and coddled until your 24 birthday…

        1. Evlwhtguy says:

          I am with you STR. People like Daniel here is the reason we have the current administration. I have a question though…….the homeowner lost over $300 but the story said he might get the money back from a victims fund!!!! Where the heck are her perents. My kid did something like this I would pay my neighbor back and the kid would be working to pay me back……It is not just the childs “Porn addiction” at work here, unless she has a meth addiction, and her apperance does suggest that, I would say there is defiatly some lack of proper perenting here. Care to make a bet there is no Daddy at home!

    4. Elmo says:

      According to Blacks Law Dictionary, sixth ed. An Adult is 12 under Civil laws, and 18 for Criminal law.

  8. Hunter says:

    Hello,

    Can I get her phone number? Sounds like she knows how to have a good time!

  9. R says:

    Why pay for porn when there are so many free goodies on the Internet.

  10. Lucifer says:

    There is a mug shot of her in the paper. I don’t know why they would omit the picture on the online article. She is not much to look at so you are not missing much. I suspect she needs porn cuz no guy would want to do her.

    1. naaaaa says:

      you’d be surprised….ever see the mutts many are married to? The good ol’ USA, Land of the Obese and Smelly.
      Something skinny may hold some appeal for some …. lol

  11. See BS says:

    You take risks when you hire 18 year olds for child care.

  12. Duh! says:

    A porn addiction?! Oh no! Not that! Why is it the very thing that keeps our species alive (sex), is the same thing the media tries to embarrass and shame us with? Agree with “See BS”. If this was a guy, they would be trying to portray him as a sex offender.

    1. Bill Clinton says:

      Spot on!

      1. Hillary says:

        Men are pigs!

    2. Sebastian Xavier says:

      The media? She’s the one who made the claim.

    3. MiloDC says:

      “Why is it the very thing that keeps our species alive (sex), is the same thing the media tries to embarrass and shame us with?”

      We need food to stay alive, also. Does that make obesity all right?

      Stupid.

  13. Maggie says:

    ..di d she have any area of, you know, special interest? Just wondering.

  14. Stevie says:

    Someone by her a monkey to spank!

  15. James says:

    What I would not want someone like this to babysit my kids. I am glad she got caught cuz who knows what she could of did to these kids if she that much of a sicko. I would not trust her at all with kids. But more likely she lied and was supporting her drug habit as well by stealing. Of coarse she is not going to tell the police that hello!

    1. teabaghater says:

      Your saying liking porn same has maybe kids wow??????????????????????????????

      1. james says:

        That is not what I am saying HELLO! I am saying if shes that sick to have to steal peoples things to watch and buy all that porn then who knows what she could maybe do to your kids since shes that sick. I would not trust someone like that.

        1. Cedocore says:

          You fail at logic 101.

          1. James says:

            Whatever you must be just as sick as she is to stick up for her.

      2. adding in says:

        What the heck is wrong with your writing skills. Oh wait you must be a liberal judging by your name. That explains it.

        1. James says:

          Who the heck cares about my wrighting skills this is not about that HELLO! you have nothing else to say about my answer cuz you know it is true. Or let me geuss you also is just as sick as she is! So you are saying it is ok and you would hire a person to watch your kids, knowning now that she into all this porn a sicko. Also she could be into drugs also thats the truth why she was stealing HELLO!

  16. Kneepads says:

    I can see a new movie in the making, “Doggie Door Dingbat” Wonder what Octomom is doing?

  17. Chase says:

    People pay for pr0n?!?!

  18. Seth says:

    Porn money or meth money… her face is tore up, she’s not fooling anyone with that story

  19. AP says:

    Hey good-lookin’…

  20. Kevin says:

    MARRY ME!!!! I will spank you like I mean it!!!

  21. dumb fool says:

    maybe she actually saved his life …. you see tha size on that door! Chit – you could have a bubba get thru that thing in the middle of the night. Hmmmm – between the skunks, racoons, rats and mice he’s got living in the place one wonders what else.😉
    He’s maybe a hair brighter than the skank….. not by much at that

  22. shawn williams says:

    I think porn was a cover for her serious Meth addiction. Porn is free! (So i’v eheard) Meth costs money

  23. Nancy Aleshire says:

    Judging by the condition of her skin, there is much more than a porn addiction going on in this girl–would you say methamphetamines. I don’t know any sex addict with a face broken out that bad, even a high school boy with raging testoterone. Maybe families need to send potential baby sitters for drug toxocology screenings before hiring in this day and age.

  24. Buffalo Bob says:

    Is that a Halloween mask? If not, run!

    1. just sayin says:

      I just about wet myself!!!!!!!! LOL

  25. Dam A** says:

    just funny how white people come up with this kid of Dam poor idea.

    1. @color says:

      Read what you just wrote, and explain to us who’s the fool, my head hurts trying to solve your mess of words.

  26. Must be true says:

    So I guess doing, well you know, self satisfaction does cause zits.

  27. idknockthebottomoutofit says:

    She can baby sit me!

  28. TJ says:

    Wow! That is some pizza face! Maybe she should have spent the money on some Proactiv!!

  29. THE TRUTH says:

    She must have bitten by 100,000 mosquitoes in the FACE!!!!!!!!!!

    1. splattered pooo poooo says:

      naaaa …. 10,000 semen seeds. 😉

    2. GROSS says:

      Or it is maybe aids since she sleeps around! GROSS!

  30. Dave Seavy says:

    She’d been better off saying that she’s feeding a drug addiction. It’s funny how people react; porn is just about everywhere these days yet people act shocked when it’s discovered that others are viewing it and become addicted to it. Generally speaking, those who scream the loudest often are trying to cover up their own dark behavior.

  31. That Guy says:

    So…this is the awkward part where I realize I dated her in 8th grade. Way to pick em, eh?

  32. JLD says:

    Yikes! I’d say she had more than just a porn addiction! Meth anyone?

  33. BigWhitehead says:

    Is it true that meth heads can pop zits, digest the “zit juice” and get high?

    1. em1022 says:

      Are you for real?? lol

    2. Sick says:

      eeehhwwww… that’s ill

  34. AKS says:

    haha wow i went to school and graduated the same year as her. And i was friends with her in like seventh grade. glad i got out of that friendship.

    1. plastered says:

      got STD’s ?????

  35. cmr says:

    If i were her I would have said I stole to buy more acne cream. She probably would have got off scott free!!

  36. just sayin says:

    Drug test!!!!! I claim meth use!!!!!!! Busted!

    GOD YOU ALL ARE SO HILARIOUS I love these comments about what she should have used the money on! LOL!

  37. sorty says:

    18 year old female porn addict. That’s like the perfect woman, depending on her other “habits” anyway.

  38. TL says:

    I see that no one mentions that its quite odd, that if true….a porn addict at 18?

    Theres a little more going on her family circle than just burgalry issues….long before 18.

  39. goodguy says:

    She doesn’t seem very bright. If she had simply said she needed the money for texting, or liquor, she would not have made the news. porn addiction? seriously?

  40. Randy McShafter says:

    She just wants to go hang out with all the Hollywood types who are sex addicted, and get some baby-daddy money after she seduces them in their moment of withdrawal weakness. The plan seems quite brilliant on the surface, I will give her that…. :-p

    1. Dum and Dummer says:

      Does not sound so brilliant to me if she has STDS!

  41. BangHer says:

    Put a veil over that mess of a face, pretend she’s a muslim chick,, and bang the heck out of her!

  42. Daniel Montgomery says:

    You know if she wasn’t an OBVIOUS meth addict and just a porn addict, we could throw some ProActive on her face, wait a month, and then she could use me to satisfy her addiction. She’s 18, come on over, but no methfac3!

  43. Daniel Montgomery says:

    If you notice… SHE DRANK A RED BULL (speed in a can)! That gives the meth addiction away immediately.

  44. The Dirche Bella says:

    Methasota. No mountains. No ocean. Not alot of teeth. Lots of meth labs though!

  45. Meth-o-ziterama says:

    At least she is trained enough to use the right door.

  46. MoCal says:

    I would have felt more sorry for her if she was using the $$$ to buy Proactive….

  47. Human says:

    I’d throw it in her…acne and all.

  48. James Stamper says:

    What a bunch of loser “Comments” Drudge Zombies. Look at them, “Middle aged men” making fun of a 18 year old girl. Think about it guys…A few years back, this was an innocent ten year old. Something went wrong. Maybe, she didn’t have a father watching over her. The last thing she needs is you guys making fun. There’s even “Jesus freaks” making comments. Were’s the Romans when you need them. Jim

  49. Brianna James says:

    What a bunch of loser “Comments” Drudge Zombies. Look at them, “Middle aged men” making fun of a 18 year old girl. Think about it guys…A few years back, this was an innocent ten year old. Something went wrong. Maybe, she didn’t have a father watching over her. The last thing she needs is you guys making fun. There’s even “Jesus freaks” making comments. Where’s the Romans when you need them. Jim

  50. JOe Dutra says:

    That girl’s middle name is METH.

  51. Mike Alright says:

    Leave the poor, weak, defenseless US woman alone. She is like so discriminated against (as a US woman), poor thing. Politicians should create another special rights law granting more unappreciated rights.

  52. Al says:

    Sorry. I know it sounds judgmental, but I could never get near a girl with that much acne. The thought of kissing that zit covered face makes me want to puke. Yuck.

  53. Bill says:

    That is Meth face. That is not normal acne. There is an obvious difference, if you have had to deal folks like that. .

  54. Jay Wilson says:

    Be a man and confront the person yourself. Wasting the time and resources of our legal system when he was fully capable of taking care of it himself. Knock on her door and tell her parents. Work with them on getting her to pay the money back or ask them to. After all other options have failed, THEN you call the authorities. And all this over 300 dollars stolen by the babysitter. Congratulations. She’ll learn a life long lesson from all this. Pulling a dumb kid stunt has a life long sentence she will never get away from. May as well tattoo burglar on her forehead. But I guess she deserves it because she did it and there is no excusing that and it should follow her till she dies and gets judged by God and punished again.

    1. evlwhtguy says:

      Sorry….this would not have worked. 1. That she is doing such a dumb thing in the first place indicates poor parenting. 2. The fact that the parents have not made restitution so far [remember he is waiting on a crime restitution fund to pay off] confirm they are the dregs of society.

  55. Brian says:

    The tragedy is not that she’s a porn addict, but that the poor thing is living in the early 90’s. DVDs? Her troubles arise primarily from a apparent lack of a broadband connection.

  56. trog dugma says:

    She has a nasty case of meth face or perhaps herpes. She should join a biker gang and “get initiated.” That should satisfy her.

  57. MR Russ says:

    WOW. About 90% percent of the comments are from “wet-brain”,alkies that are so drunk you have to read each others comments cause you can’t think of your own. It may not show on your face but it shows!

  58. Brutus says:

    People are so gullible. She stole for drugs but doesn’t want to go to rehab so she makes up the porn addiction story. Every good sociopath knows you need a good story to gain sympathy and become a victim rather than a perpetrator.

  59. giggity says:

    I would do her. We could make our own porn.

  60. ick says:

    Addicted to Porn or Meth? Heroin?

    Her face shows other symptoms

  61. Andrew says:

    too funny. just because she has acne, she isnt addicted to drugs. she would look hollow if she was on meth. and porn maybe easy to access, but she could be paying for hardcore porn (gotta pay for that stuff)

  62. rezaul 622 says:

    George Madisson Venters has been arrested and charged with ten counts of Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

  63. Brian says:

    This is a real problem. I have many people visiting my blog at http://newlifehabits.com looking for help. Glad there is more awareness even if it does take a celebrity to create the awareness.

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