Call of Booty

King County prosecutors have filed charges against a man who allegedly solicited at least four teen boys, who he’d met while playing the video game Call of Duty online, into sending him explicit photos.

From the

Filing four felony counts against New Jersey resident Jonathan Prime, prosecutors contend the 20-year-old sought and received explicit photos at least four young teens, including at least one King County youth.

According to charging documents, Prime met the children while playing “Call of Duty: World at War” — the 2008 installment in the “Call of Duty” series extremely popular with online gamers.

Speaking with King County sheriff’s detectives, one of the boys said Prime approached him through a mutual friend in late 2008.


Writing the court, a King County detective said Prime told the boys — aged 13 to 14 at the time — he planned to start a “clan” in the online game, essentially a team. To join the group, the detective alleged, the boys would have to send Prime photos of their genitals.

Why anyone would want to have any outside contact—wholly inappropriate or otherwise—with the little teenage turds that play Call of Duty online is beyond me.