The unexpected turn her confession takes
A spokesperson for the boy's family, Peter, said the interactions found on the child's phone are "grooming" and if it were a girl victim it would be taken more seriously.
"There's a lot of F-bombs in my brain over this… it's disgusting," he told A Current Affair.
Bethany Edgecombe, known as 'Blondie' on social media, is an exotic dancer who calls herself a "burlesque bombshell" to her 105,000 Instagram followers. Many of them are young teenage boys – but then she started messaging a 13-year-old follower after he mentioned her account in one of his posts.
"Yooo I have a hot supermodel following me now," one post from the boy reads. "Damn called out perving on the 12vies again," Blondie wrote in response.
Peter knows the boy and acted as a spokesperson on behalf of the boy's family who ACA chose not to identify. He says at first the teen's comments didn't sound believable.
"It was a big shock because you've kind of.. the little comments in the past that you just shrug off as a kid being a silly kid suddenly had a big reality check… its real," he said.
Messages on the boy's phone include questions about the boy's virginity.
"Truth bro, are you a virgin?," Blondie asked.
"Yes ofc #VIRGINITYROCKS," he replied.
"I call dibs on that virginity," Blondie wrote.
"Sure (wink emoji)", the boy responded.
Further messages between Blondie and the boy show he is underage.
"Hold on to that virginity, I'll be going past your part of town in a week or two (emoji blows kiss)," Blondie wrote. "And don't tell anyone, don't think you're even legal."
"Okay I won't (emoji with sunglasses)," the boy replied.
"How old are you," Blondie wrote. "13 (LOL emoji)," the boy replied.
Twenty-year-old Blondie followed up with another text - "I really must be a pedo cos that's so hot (LOL emoji)."
She also sent through four naked photos to the teenager by text message while he was at the movies with his Mum. "Show me what I do to you?," she wrote in a text. "Sneak off to the bathroom bad boy," "Sneak off and don't tell your mummy (shh emoji then wink emoji)," she texted.
Psychologist Susan De Campo said even though many boys might initially welcome messages from an older woman, it can cause lasting damage. "Asking a child to be secretive, to not disclose what's going on, that's grooming," she said.
Peter says the messages have angered him. "It was just one of the most disturbing things… that someone knows this child is with his family but I still have control over you."
Texts also revealed she asked the boy for a naked photo. He sent a photo of a rooster in response. Peter says the boy and his family provided all the messages to Coomera Police on the Gold Coast last November.
"It was just week, after week, after week checking back in to find out nothing had happened, 'we're just not sure it's a real person,'" he said.
When Blondie was asked by A Current Affair how many boys she'd sent nude photos to, she said "It actually only was this one."
But claims she had no intention to ever meet him despite text messages saying she would. "Did I ever see the boy though?... have I ever seen the boy or is it silly harmless chatting," she told A Current Affair Reporter Dan Nolan, "well that's how I see it."
When asked if she had anything to say to the family, she flashed her breasts to camera.
In a statement the boy's mother said she was devastated.
"She knew he was only 13 years old and she pursued him! What kind of a sick individual does that? How dare she try and manipulate any child with her evil perverted ways for her own self-gratification!"
The boy also released a statement. He said at first he thought the contact was cool. "After a while though she started to act a bit crazy! She was pushy and acting a bit obsessed. She said she wanted to take my virginity, but it wasn't fun anymore, she was acting weird and I'm not that dumb, I don't date 20 year olds," he wrote.
"Perpetrators can be anyone, they can be female, they can be young females, and the consequences for the survivors or the victims are just as serious," said Psychologist De Campo. In a statement Police said investigations are ongoing.
"These matters can take time to thoroughly investigate, particularly when a forensic examination is required. The matter is still under investigation and detectives are making every effort to finalise this as a priority," QPS Spokesperson said.