Sordid Details Emerge From Sex Life of Man Charged With Killing His Toddler Son in Hot Car
Sleazy details from the sex life of Justin Ross Harris, the dad charged with killing his toddler son by leaving him in a hot car for hours, were unveiled for jurors Monday.
Testimony in Harris’ murder trial focused on sexual texts between Harris and a then-15-year-old girl. Jurors were also shown photos of the father’s genitalia that he allegedly sent to the underage girl.
The teen, whose identity was protected by the trial judge, said she met Harris through the anonymous messaging app Whisper.
She falsely said she was 18, the girl testified. Harris responded to a post she wrote entitled, “I love older guys,” she said.
“It was a sexual conversation,” she told the court. Harris sent her a photo of his penis, she said. She responded with a photograph of her genitals.
She eventually told him her real age, she said. “He told me wanted me to make him a naughty man,” the girl testified. They never met in person, nor did they discuss Harris’ 22-month-old son, Cooper, who died less than a month later, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Prosecutors on Friday called a prostitute to the stand who testified she had sex with the Georgia father just weeks before Cooper was left inside a sweltering car, where he died.
Authorities and prosecutors say Harris intentionally left little Cooper strapped into his car seat in the vehicle because he wanted to escape his marriage and the responsibilities of being a dad.
Another woman, Jacqueline Robledo, testified she had sex with Harris when she was 19 and that he told her he had sex with a man while on vacation in 2014.
Defense attorneys have argued their client's sex life has nothing to do with the death of his son.
Prosecutors say Harris was a living a double life — engaging in sex with prostitutes and other women, and sexting with underage girls — while married and raising a toddler.
He denies killing his son, saying he made a tragic mistake. Harris claims he forgot Cooper was in the backseat and hadn’t been dropped off at day care.