cord Erica Moore, of Forest Hill, Texas, caught her 18-year-old male cousin in a compromising position with her 15-year-old son.  Moore decided to check on her kids one night, but noticed her son’s bedroom door was closed. When she opened the door, she was shocked and disgusted when she saw her teen cousin giving her son a blow job. She is now facing assault charges after allegedly beating her teenage son with an electrical cord.

“When I walked in I saw my son. It was just disgusting to me, the way he was looking and my cousin was looking, and my cousin immediately ran out the door,” she is quoted as saying. “So that was my reaction because it disgusted me.”

Authorities determined that the act was consensual, but that’s not how Moore sees it. “They were committing a homosexual act in my house and we are totally against that,” she said.

It’s should be noted, in Texas, if the child involved is over 14, but within 3 years of age of the other party involved, it is not considered statutory rape. 

Forest Hill Police think Moore went too far, causing bleeding and leaving marks on the boy’s thighs, forearms, hands, torso and back. The police weren’t alerted until the boy’s grandmother took him to the hospital for treatment.

Moore also threw out some hefty allegations against the officer that came to her house to investigate, allegations that the police department have said were unfounded.

“Even that day when the police officer came out here, he told me out of his own mouth, ‘If it was me and I walked in on my child,’ he said, ‘parent to parent I probably would have shot him. I probably would have shot both of them.’ He said but with the law you can’t, you’re not allowed to put whoops on him. He said you can whoop him but you’re not allowed to leave any marks on him,” she said.

Moore does not feel sorry for what he did and says that she was justified.

“I actually caught this going on in my house, so how was I supposed to react to it? I supposed to just let it go? No! We was taught to discipline our kids and we whoop our kids,” she said.


  • Bree

    I am actually disgusted that they were involved in an incestuous act.

  • Sasha

    Like Bree I’m more taken aback by the incest than the homosexuality and why didn’t she go after the cousin?! He’s the older one so he should be held more accountable!

  • Yvette

    That’s exactly what I was thinking! That disgusts me more than the fact that it was two boys.

  • Yvette

    Also, since when does CPS or the police need the parent’s cooperation to investigate or press charges? This makes no sense to me.

  • Keesh

    I would have kicked his ass even if it was chick, especially a relative. So stop making everything a hate crime.

  • seritatheresa

    I agree. The article suggests that this was somehow legal. I know that there are similar protections against statutory rapists in Mississippi. I somehow don’t believe that this us what the law intended.

  • seritatheresa

    OMG Just this weekend a 30 yr. old woman had my stepson held up in her house for 3 days. He’s 17. When his dad stormed her house and said send him out or I’m kicking the door down the police said that he was in the wrong because the boy was 17. The only thing she could be charged with was contributing to the delinquency of a minor if he were to skip school Monday. Only when my fiance threatened to whip her ass did she send my stepson out…and yes, his dad beat his ass.

  • Fantastico

    Yeah it’s so bizarre to me that the Mom was more concerned about the homosexuality than incest and age difference.

    I honestly would have no problem with the older cousin getting the punishment for taking advantage of his younger family member. That is what is immoral and disgusting.

  • Chic Noir

    Why to go Erica, take the empathetic cop down with you. That was a personal conversation that should have died between the two of you.

  • Fantastico

    Welcome to Texas.

  • Chic Noir

    Your own cousin dude???? Really,in your mom’s house???Couldn’t find an abandoned shed somewhere??? Or take it to the woods.

  • Amber R.

    Because a 17 reacts positively to being whooped by a parent?And a father that threatens to whip a 30 year old WOMAN? You are proud to tell this story? What great role models. The stupidity and immaturity in this is off the richter scale.

  • Fantastico

    Sometimes the law is just backwards and behind. The 15-17 year old of today is much “younger” than the 15-17 year olds of the 50′s. By 18 many people were already married and on their own.

    I’m so sorry that happened to your family.

    That 30 year old woman should have been charged with statutory rape. There is a power differential in that “relationship” that just isn’t right. To bad the laws don’t reflect that.

    I think y’all did the right thing. Now, how that situation was handled in Texas was all wrong.

  • Umm…


    You know your picture is in your avatar, right? So if anyone sees this and knows you, they now know all your family’s business too.

  • MommieDearest

    According to the article, the older cousin ran out of the room, leaving the son to fend for himself. Hopefully she dealt with the cousin later.

  • MommieDearest

    I agree, it disturbs me more that incest was going on. Using her logic, it would have been OK if the older cousin blowing her son was a girl. *smh*

  • kbrann

    I just feel for the entire family. The mother must have been traumatized, the so and cousin. Oh man, I don’t know what I would have done. SMH.

  • Anthony

    I hope your fiance then told his son that if he really wants to be a man, he should not be so caught up in access to some sex that he impregnates a much older woman before he even finishes high school!

  • apple

    it wasn’t the incest or the possible statutory rape, but rather the homosexually, so whether it was a cousin or a same age mate, her son still would have got beat down by her…

  • Pseudonym

    Right?…priorities ALLLLLL kinds of out of order.

  • sugar.

    o_O interesting.

  • seritatheresa

    Thank you. Apparently people missed the “went to the police and was told sorry” part. We weren’t going to leave him there and wring our hands and say, “what is we gon do?” and I’m sure most people judging wouldn’t either.

  • seritatheresa

    Thank you umm…I’m still so upset by the situation that I didn’t give it much thought. I think the worse part is the response from the police. Even if charges couldn’t be pressed the least you could do is say, “hey if these people’s kid is in your house send him out”.

  • The Comment

    This should have been filed under scandalous not LBGQT.

  • Since1989

    nasty as hell. The older cousin probably would have been dealt with first if he did not run out the room; he needs to be charged. Not the mother.

  • seritatheresa

    I’m assuming this is directed at me. That’s where the ass whoopin came from Anthony. He was trying to talk to him and explain to him that he’s about to go to college. We’ve had several talks with him about not getting stuck and and how we’re worked our asses off so that they would be able to do something better than “just making it”. That’s important to both of us. Just when he was telling him that pregnancy isn’t the worst outcome the kid cursed him out.

  • Since1989

    Why because incest is involved? incest, homosexuality, beastiality… all in the same boat if you ask me.

  • c0c0puffz

    My mom used to threaten us with the If your daddy touches you or somebody touches you and you don’t tell me, I am beating your a$$ and their a$$. This story reminded me of that.

  • Think Critically

    I don’t even know why Clutch published this story. It just annoys me that whenever there is a story featured on black websites involving gay folks or homosexuality it’s almost always some scandalous or controversial foolishness. It is rarely ever something uplifting and positive.

    Furthermore, whenever anything involves homosexuality, it is almost always deemed more scandalous. Heterosexuals do all sorts of crazy, scandalous and depraved things all day long, but it’s never an indictment on heterosexuality because there are so many other depictions of heterosexuality that we don’t run around thinking that heterosexuals are a bunch of deviants. There are so few representations of homosexuals that these stories then become representative of the LGBT community.

    It’s no different than mainstream media constantly highlighting violent crime in the black community.

    And this case is hella scandalous, but cousins having sexual relationships with each other is more common than what we’d like to believe.

  • K

    my mouth dropped reading this!!!! i know this woman was against the homosexual part of it but what in the hell??? they keep just saying her cousin but if thats her son isnt it his cousin too??? what in the incestuous hell is really going on??? and im sorry as stated i know this lady is solely focused on the homosexual aspects forget incest :/ but if this were me and i walked in on my 15 year old getting head from anybody its gonna be some consequences and repercussions….take the blood of Jesus to keep me calm, thats just disrespectful you dont do your dirt while mamas home

  • Rochelle

    Your mother entertained or had sex with people she precieved as past or present child molesters? Shame on your mother.

  • Rochelle

    Why are people bringing up incest. People have sex with their cousins all the time. In Texas I don’t even think that is a crime if it is consenual. In half of the states it is legal to marry your cousin. Not to say it is right but it is nothing new. I know everyone here as had a crush on a cousin or two. Just all don’t act on it.

    I probably would be more upset about the gay part and having sex in my house when they are old enough to rent a hotel room. They should have paid for a room.

  • au napptural

    At first I was concerned it was rape, but the article says it was consensual. But I still think the older cousin took advantage of the son, by luring him into sex. That is nasty on so many damn levels. I’m about throw up in my mouth just thinking about it. And turst and believe, that son is blessed! If I committed any kind of sex act in my parents’ house, let alone some incestuous nonsense, I’d be dead. This is not a gay rights issue. People have to stop saying gay rights every time mess comes up. It dilutes the power of their argument. Who is going to agree that this mother shouldn’t have beat this kid and the cousin too? The very fact the cousin ran shows how wrong he know it was. Ugh, I can’t even write anymore, I going to be sick.

  • c0c0puffz

    My daddy never touched us or would ever. But my mom was the type to be suspicious of everyone and you never do know a person and what they are capable of. Sadly my brother grew up to be a molester. I don’t know how he got that way but growing up he was the nicest and I would never think he would hurt someone.

  • A

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the son tries to harm himself later. You can’t live something like this down. His best recourse is to get far far away from whatever town he’s living in and start over. I have a feeling he’s going to be depressed for a very long time.

  • seritatheresa

    Am I the only person who wonders how long the 18 yr old had been doing this to this kid and whether he had done it to other boys in the family. Did the police and CPS question that?

  • Courtney**

    “Who is going to agree that this mother shouldn’t have beat this kid and the cousin too?”

    Sure. I’ll bite. Aside from the incest bit (and possibly doing it in her house), I’m not really sure what is horribly wrong with what occurred. Gay people are going to be gay regardless of whether you beat them. Or torture them. Or kill them. It’s not a choice, and at both of their ages, being sexually active or curious isn’t exactly uncommon. Teens are kind of known for their active hormones.

    So would she have beat him if he was with a female cousin? Would she have beat him if he was with an unrelated female? Would she have beat him if he was with an unrelated male? Would any of these factors have LESSENED her “disgust?” Beating someone out of disgust is never acceptable (I argue beating anyone for any reason is never acceptable, but that’s a different discussion for a different day). NEVER. Who is going to DISAGREE with that? You need to have a valid, non-emotionally based reason. Were they doing something WRONG? Were they HURTING people?

    I’m not going to say that the older cousin took advantage of the younger cousin. That may be true but it may not be as well. Again, if the genders were opposite, would we have that same opinion? I don’t necessarily like an 18 and a 15 year old together because I think the difference in maturity is too big, but I also concede that that is not the case in every situation or relationship.

    And I really don’t think sexually experimenting with cousins is THAT uncommon. Really, I don’t.

    “And turst and believe, that son is blessed! If I committed any kind of sex act in my parents’ house, let alone some incestuous nonsense, I’d be dead.”

    Does that sound reasonable to you? Being a sexually active teen, with the hormones that teens have.. being killed for acting on those urges? Come on now.

  • The Comment

    Wait…I’m confused and conflicted (LMAO…conflicted)

    Didn’t you try to tear me a new one over not supporting gay rights in the Lord Jamar vs. Kanye article…

    that is unless you highjacked someone handle…is this the same @Since 1989….????

  • Chic Noir

    Nope & that’s a good question. The son should be questioned about how long it had been going on.

    15 & 18 for being who are not related enters a grey area.

  • The Comment


    They call him Yuck mouf…cause he don’t brush!

  • Chic Noir

    Naw,the cousin was having fun. The son may have enjoyed hisself at the time but if he identifies as str8 he may have serious questions about his sexuality thought less of what his ” friends” are going to say to him.

  • Chic Noir

    Wow in 2013.

  • Chic Noir

    Come on Rochelle, you know what most women treat all men as potential rapists and molesters. Lets be real.

    A sizable portion of the American population will be raped,molested or assaulted at some point in life so it really isn’t far fetched that Coco puff’s mom would react that way.

  • grimyteddy

    The lede from this post makes it read as if the parent is a homophobe. Until you glance the first par and note ages 18 & 15. Like for real? I don’t care how gay, happy or excited the boy is:

    1) INCEST aren’t they cousins?
    2) MOLESTATION I would’ve wiped him off the floor myself w/phone cord so nobody can dial 911!

  • Chic Noir

    I could be wrong, but in states where it’s legal to marry your cousin, it has to be a distant cousin.

    Fun fact: NYC mayor Rudy Gulliani was married to his second cousin.

  • Since1989

    I don’t care where and in what state, country or religion marrying your cousin is legal. It is not and never will be socially acceptable. Marrying and having sexual relations with someone of kin increases chances of producing offspring with severe genetic disorders and abnormalities. Why anyone would want to increase their chances of having severly retarded, handicapped children is beyond me.

  • The Comment

    n reply to @Since 1989… I do support LBGQT rights.

  • chanela17

    exactly! it has nothing to do with him being gay. i think any parents would have whooped a$$!

    LOL @ people reaching to make it seem like the mother is homophobic. *rolls eyes*

  • Val

    @The Comment

    I totally agree, this should not be categorized as LGBT.

    @Think Critically

    Exactly. It’s always some sort of controversial crap designed to get page clicks and to “other” the LGBT community.

  • WiTD

    That was just bucknasty! I don’t know what I would have done. This is on an entirely different level – consensual incest in your house. By a trusted cousin (if she didn’t trust him)—then he wouldn’t have been spending the night. Yes, I probably would have jumped them both, however, not sure to that extreme. Trust was violated and the entire act I’m sure was a total surprise. For her son, she had to discipline him to let him know she does not allow that type of behavior in her house and incest (gracious). She was justified within those means. If she was whooping her son for a gay act, I think that was wrong and she may have caused more damage in the long run.

    I would have so many questions to ask. How long have you all been doing this, how far has it gone, your cousin, did he coerce you into at an early age? Are you gay or curious? I think I would ask so many questions to ease my nerves. I would have been soo disgusted. But for some reason, I don’t believe his mother would have been as upset had he been with a girl cousin. Upset – yes, but not as upset. Not judging, just my thoughts!

  • Anon

    To quote from the article cited above:

    “Moore admits that she struck her son with an electrical cord because it’s a form of discipline she was taught, and because she doesn’t believe in homosexuality.”


    What part of “the mother is homophobic” do you not understand?

  • Marcia

    Yes discipline was in order but not abuse. The child had to be taken to the hospital!

  • NY’s Finest

    That’s exactly what I was thinking. She’s more concerned with them being homosexual than the fact that they’re related and her son could’ve been forced to participate.

  • binks

    Um…wow. Life is scandalous than fiction. Honestly, I have nothing. This is a lot (I mean A LOT) to process as others mention from the incest angle, under age sex, whether the cousin is a repeat offender, homosexuality aspect, etc. so I could see how the mom possibly snapped. Not saying what she did was right but yeah there are so many questions that need to be answered. But personally her rage should have been directed at the cousin not her son. Furthermore, whooping is NOT going to fix this situation, she just used this form of punishment/abuse as a temporary Band-Aid. I hate when people go to that form of punishment as if it is the cure all and fix all, this family needs counseling at this point and the cousin needs to be questioned.

  • Fantastico

    Yeah on top of everything he is in a small town where everyone will know what happened.

  • Fantastico

    Nope you are not the only one. This couldn’t be the only time that happened.

  • Tonton Michel

    That kid needs to be out from under that house before his mother teaches him to hate himself. I can understand having a reaction to catching your son in a sex act but beating him like that is uncalled for. Than to have those views on homosexuality with your own is not healthy. And since when do you need permission from a potential child abuser to interview a child? They couldn’t drive their lazy butts down to the house?

  • Shirl

    Thank You!!!!

  • Anthony

    Not that it really matters, we don’t know if the youngest child is really gay because he may be an impressionable (and horny) child who has been groomed by a predatory older cousin. Three years can be a big difference, and the older kid may have pressured the younger into the liason.

    More importantly, both of these young men need to know that family is not where one goes for sex. This situation would be just as bad if it had been an older girl cousin giving a younger boy cousin oral pleasure.

  • CocoaPrincess

    um, what? did you just stop reading half way through? she said she beat him because “They were committing a homosexual act in my house and we are totally against that”

    in fact thats the most shocking part about this article for me. she cared waaay more about the fact that it was a homosexual act and didn’t care at all about the age difference OR the fact that they’re RELATED

  • A

    Just another thought i had while thinking about this story: How are the police so sure the act was consensual when they couldn’t interview the younger cousin?

  • CocoaPrincess

    wow the comments are all over the place. i will agree that most mothers wouldn’t have the best reaction when catching their child in ANY sexual act in their house, but some people are missing the point. that may be PART of the reason for the attack but this particular mother attacked him because it was a HOMOSEXUAL act.

    so whether people think its justified because he was doing it in her house or because it was his cousin (which i personally think is the ickier part) we’re looking at it through the lenses of our own experiences and our own opinions and the fact that this was a Gay Hate Crime went right over our heads.

    it probably was disrespectful for him to do it in her house regardless of the gender of the partner but she said out of her own mouth why she beat him. its because it was with another man. period.
    so would she have reacted in the same way if he was with a female? she probably wouldve still been mad but i’d bet my rent money that it whatever she would’ve done, it wouldn’t have made the news.

  • The Other Jess

    First of all, why is the mother facing charges? The 18-year old should not be having sex acts with boys (or girls) that are considered underaged. 15 years old is an underaged child and the 18 year old should be charged with statuatory, or if the state doesn’t allow it, he should still be charged with inappropriate acts. A mothers job is to protect her child, and a 15 year old is still a child no matter what dumb rules the state institutes.The mother was right to beat his azz.

  • The Other Jess

    Also, why is no one mentioning the elephant in the room?? THIS IS ALSO INCEST, PEOPLE. Everyone involved is family. This is sick and the 18-year old really needs intervention before he becomes something much worse. And i feel for the mentl health of the 15-year old. Sex acts with family is one of the sickest things in the world.

  • The Other Jess

    cosign 100% grimy teddy!

  • The Other Jess

    EXACTLY. Everyone is going on about whether the mother is a homophobe or not – that really has absolutely nothing to do with this. The cousin was practicing INCEST on his family member, and is also PREDATORY and probably dangerous to other kids he’s around. smdh at some of these responses.

  • The Other Jess

    Gee Rochelle, I never knew their were Black Clampetts too! You must know the hillbilly Blacks, sleeping around with their cousins, and giving birth to cross-eyed, two-headed babies. WTF??!?!?? What kind of small, backwoods town do you come from??

  • Rakel

    Thank you! I read a link to this and there is no mention of incest or sexual abuse. My first thoughts were whip your cousin who is older and has probably been taking advantage of your child for a while now. It’s troubling that they are considering this “consensual” the 18 yr old may go after more family members or other children. I hope her son gets the help he needs.

  • au napptural

    Reply to Courtney:

    If your sexual urges are so out of control you need to rent a room, get in your car, go to the woods, go to your cousin’s house, etc. But I’m sick of underage people wanting to act grown in their parents house. At the VERY least, wait till your parents are gone or asleep. But to engage in that with your RELATIVE, while your mom is in the house walking around let’s me know you were trying to send her a message. She needed to beat him.

    You don’t have to allow all this in your house. If they don’t like it let them live someplace else. I swear, this is why kids are running rampant today. All this damned entitlement. I have urges so I can f@ck in my momma’s house…wth!

  • geekandglamour

    I said the exact same thing. What upset me the most is that the mother didn’t bring that up at all! You whoop him because he’s gay, buy doesn’t mention that it was incestuous act? Would it have been better if it were a female cousin? WTH is going on!

  • Rochelle

    actually im from nj. so no small backwoods. but i taught law and this topic has come up in my classes. i made sure to tell the students that most states says it is legal to marry your cousin, and that’s a 1st cousin. im trying to educate yall. it is obvious most are ignorant of the law. i dont agree or disagree with the law, its just what it is. im giving you guys information.

  • Rochelle

    you are wrong. its first cousins.

    fyi: queen elizabeth married her 1st cousin as well. had four children. most royalty and some everyday average people would rather actually marry within there family to keep the blood line “pure.” do i agree? no. do i care? no. it is what it is.

  • Lasaundra Watson-Legate

    The “mother” is facing charges because she assaulted a child !! The very idea of lashing and breaking the flesh of a Black child is unbelievably appalling. It is residual poison from the slave experience of our people. It is time to get over the notion that assault is the same as discipline, that we should “beat” our children the way overseers beat our ancestors. My heart breaks
    for the young man involved, to be beaten and humiliated by his own mother will likely have long term consequences on his self esteem, his sense of himself as a man and his ability to empathize with others. If this 15 yo has issues of sexual orientation, I’m sure his “mother” can address them with boiling oil and a bull whip or would she prefer to castrate her son? How is beating this youngster until he bled PROTECTING him. This women said she beat her son because she was “disgusted,” well, I’m disgusted too. I hope someone in Texas will apply her rules to her flesh.

  • Lasaundra Watson-Legate

    I don’t know if this child is straight or gay, he may not be sure either at this point in his life, but I know child abuse and criminal assault. This woman belongs in jail.

  • Rakel

    I was trying to reply to your comment about the son trying to send a msg. For some reason it won’t let me reply to that one. But anyways IA. I think he was trying to send his mother a msg. Maybe he was trying to get her attention. More like “mom help me, I’m in this situation I don’t know what to do” you’re right if it was a “relationship” way risky to engage in sexual acts in the house, that’s why I’m thinking maybe the son wanted to be caught for the abuse to stop? The older predator cousin ran and the son stayed w/his mom only to get beat by a woman that’s supposed to love&protect him. I wonder if she even asked.

  • Bren

    I’m sorry. Hello! What about INCEST!!?? That’s even more disgusting to me than reading about a guy giving another guy a bj.

  • EbonyLolita

    First of all I DGAF about what the STATE’S age of consent is. I don’t want my 15 y.o. having sex w/ ANYBODY in my house. The cousin will have to GTFO & never return b/c to me that’s predatory behavior on his part. Why would you do that to your COUSIN? We don’t have to get to the homosexual part b/c the steps before that are WRONG! I’d beat his ass but really have to find out what is going on w/my 15 y.o. that he thought this was a good idea. In ya parent’s home? No sah!
    BTW I believe the cop said that too! He/She just won’t admit to it b/c he/she could face departmental charges.

  • Treece

    Yeah, that is the saddest part of all this. I really hope somebody comes into this child’s life and gets him some counseling. The older cousin too. He may be a budding pedophile; who knows how long he was doing this. There also may have been other young people he had innappropriate sexual relationships with.

  • Treece

    Right!? I highly doubt it was totally consentual (without coersion at all)…..this is all so disturbing

  • Chic Noir


    *For people who are not related*

  • cupcakes and shiraz

    I’m more disturbed by the incest and the fact that her 18 year old cousin was taking advantage of a minor. How do we not know that this abuse hadn’t gone on longer than that? If the son had been fooling around with a (non-related) boy his age, then I can believe that it was a consensual act, but this sounds creepy to me.

    The mother is all kinds of ignorant and has screwed up priorities.

  • cb

    good point, maybe the son has been sexually abused through out the years…instead of going after the 18year old adult…she harmed her child…this is one of the many, many reasons why children do not come forward with abuse, and grow up messed up adults in society

  • Lasaundra Watson-Legate

    You are so right. This child has been sexually abused by his cousin and physically assaulted by his mother. My heart breaks for him.

  • Blaque217

    Can a 15 year old boy REALLY consent to such a thing? A 15 years old is still a CHILD, that kid was too young and immature in my opinion, to willingly go along with such an act. Sadly, it sounds he may be messed up for life. I can understand the mother being shocked, angry, and yes even disgusted. But I would love to know what the mother is doing now, if anything, to make sure that her family is emotionally and mentally stable going forward.

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