Legal experts say what happened does not appear to be a crime, but the incident once again raises questions about actions involving Ray McBerry.
McBerry is a former high school teacher who now owns a cable TV station in Henry County. Several years ago his teaching license was suspended after he apologized for his behavior with a 16-year-old girl. But he sees nothing wrong with what happened with 18-year-old Kayla Gooch.
Her mom sure does.
"My mom. You don't mess with my mom, ok?" says Kayla.
When Kayla got a Facebook friend request from a stranger named Tara O'Neill, the scheduling coordinator for Girls of Dixie Modeling, telling her she had a big client in Henry County looking to hire someone part-time, Malena Gooch made sure the client was real.
"I took it she would be doing some local commercials in Henry County." Malena Gooch told Fox 5 I-Team reporter Randy Travis
Remember that Girls of Dixie name. Tara O'Neill.
She messaged her big client was Ray McBerry, the owner of KBN television in McDonough. Kayla went by herself to meet at his office. She says McBerry suggested a modeling shoot at High Falls Park.
"I was kind of excited, you know, because mostly I've never modeled before, said Kayla. "So I was like, oh, this is going to be fun. This is going to be so cool. But it got kind of weird when he told me I couldn't take anybody with me."
Kayla showed us her Facebook thread with McBerry. He first talks about how to get to the park:
"You could either meet me there or meet me at the office and ride down with me in the Camaro lol."
He asks for pictures of her wearing swimsuits "so I can tell how they look on you."
And he even sends her a photo of a woman in a tiny bikini because that Girls of Dixie modeling coordinator "Tara said she thought this swimsuit would be pretty on you because of your nice tan. What do you think?"
"I'd say he used his place of business and his stature to reel her in," Malena Gooch says. "To make her think that he was going to give her a job. Well, in fact all he had, all he wanted to do was get pictures of her."
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Kudos to the Mama bear and Ray McBerry...you should be in jail...how many pictures of young girls does he have, I'm sure this wasn't his 1st rodeo..