The Georgia father charged with intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot car was sexting several women – including a teenager — as his son baked to death, a detective testified Thursday at the bad dad’s hearing on murder charges.
Justin Ross Harris sent dirty texts and nude pictures to six women while at work as he allegedly let his son die in the sweltering vehicle on June 18, said Cobb County Police Detective Phil Stoddard at the bond hearing.
“I think the evidence now is showing intent,” said Stoddard, adding that Harris could be charged with felony sexual exploitation of a minor for sexting the 17-year-old girl.
Harris, 33, told cops he forgot to drive his 22-month-old son Cooper to daycare that morning and instead went straight to work.
The web developer for Home Depot claimed he didn’t realize the kid was still strapped in the backseat of his 2011 Hyundai Tuscon until he left work seven hours later.
But at one point that day, Harris opened his car and placed something inside before returning to work, according to a criminal warrant.
Cops said it was 88 degrees out when the boy was pronounced dead. Temperatures that day peaked at 92 degrees, CNN reported.