By the time the kids allowed Jessica to leave, barefoot and slipping in and out of consciousness, Patricia Montes' last status update had already materialized on Facebook. "You're a hoe," wrote the blond 15-year-old, who would soon face charges of capital sexual battery. "Stop trynna act like a saint."


"Please!" she cried. "Stop videotaping me!"

Six blocks south of South Broward High School, a knock sounded at the door of a garage apartment behind an atrophying complex of one-bedroom units. A blond head anchored by a pair of sapphire eyes poked through the barely opened doorway. It was Patricia Montes. She smiled widely, revealing slightly crooked teeth that she's insecure about and would never dare flash in a picture.

A stud pierced Patricia's lower right lip, which offered a jarring contrast to an otherwise innocent appearance. She looked like a teenybopper, a babysitter, someone who, if the conditions were different, could climb into a Brownie's sash and start selling Thin Mints. She cocked her head, and her mother appeared at her side.

Patricia Montes, 15, often starred in Facebook photographs involving booze, the middle finger, and weed.
Patricia Montes, 15, often starred in Facebook photographs involving booze, the middle finger, and weed.
Montes (left) and Erica Avery, 16, pose in front of the Paul Rein Detention Center, where Erica's father awaits trial for grand theft auto and heroin possession.
Montes (left) and Erica Avery, 16, pose in front of the Paul Rein Detention Center, where Erica's father awaits trial for grand theft auto and heroin possession.

Patricia Dalecky is from Queens but has lived in Hollywood for two decades. The heavily tattooed mother of four has long, stringy dark hair, darkening teeth, and, as her Facebook pictures show, an apparent fondness for cheap beer. She stood before her daughter, who suddenly hitched up her shirt to show midriff and a bellybutton ring. A baby wailed from inside the cloistered garage.

"How did you find us?" Dalecky asked a New Times reporter, declining to discuss Patricia, who had just gotten out on $100,000 bail following her arrest. "No one's been able to find us since we left our old place. It doesn't matter anyway; we'll be leaving this place soon."

Transience is a defining aspect of nearly every kid who found his or her way into that yellow house that night, interviews and public records illustrate. With parents in and out of prison and households splintered by domestic violence and drug abuse, the teenagers have spent much of their short lives hopscotching through residences across southern Hollywood, where annual household income hovers between $28,000 and $35,000 and the only way to combat boredom, says one high school friend, "is to get in fights and get fucked up."

It's unclear when, precisely, Erica Avery and Patricia Montes started getting fucked up, but it was both early and under unsupervised circumstances.

Throughout most of Erica's teenaged years, she was unmoored and without a steady home or parenting, three separate friends say. Her mom has long had trouble finding work, so Erica split time between her godfather's house and another friend's place nearby on Johnson Street, recalls pal Angie Morales. Erica, who has rounder features than Patricia, was different when she was younger. Sweeter, Morales says. Less given to emotion.

She and Morales, slight and wavy-haired, would spend days wandering malls in Aventura or Pembroke Pines or lying out at beaches in Hollywood or Fort Lauderdale. Erica was always "the good one," says Morales, 19. "For instance, when I was smoking weed or drinking, she wouldn't smoke or drink with me. I would fight girls, but she was scared to. She was never the fighter type."

But the next year, Morales says she "went away for a bit after getting in some trouble," and when she returned, Erica had changed. Her innocence had evaporated. "One time Erica got into a fight with this one girl right down the street, and I ended up leaving because the cops were about to be called," Morales claims.

During Erica's freshman year at South Broward High, she met a girl with whom she had an immediate connection. Patricia Montes was "the sweetest girl I've ever met," one classmate says. According to several friends, Patricia's family was closer than Erica's. Though Patricia's mom and dad didn't live together, both were a big part of her life, and neither has a criminal record in Florida.

Still, despite that small modicum of stability, there was a wildness about Patricia. She represented a confounding mixture of generosity — like the time she bought a friend pizza and ice cream and the two spent hours discussing dreams and summer plans — and discomfort with her identity. "I had science class with her," explains one student. "She looked straight but was trying to act all bad. She tried to act how she wasn't. She was more of a schoolgirl but started hanging with the wrong people."

The "wrong people" included Erica Avery. Erica was arrested in 2012 for grand theft auto after Hollywood Police caught her in the driver's seat of a Nissan that had been lifted from a YMCA parking lot. Police say she and another friend had intended to sell it at a chop shop. "Avery admitted knowledge of the vehicle being stolen," the incident report says. Avery had just turned 15 — barely old enough for a learner's permit — and wasn't formally charged.

Patricia became obsessed with Erica's brazenness. "She's such a beautiful girl," one friend says of Patricia. "She could have been a model. But she started hanging with the wrong people and drinking, smoking cigarettes and pot, and taking mollies. The crazy thing was how open they were about it."

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BlackSharkus
BlackSharkus

Then again, the writer here... You're pretty sick, too. There is no way being a tad high meant they didn't know what was happening.

Lynxx3
Lynxx3

Excellent article. And so sad. I hope Jessica learns something from all this, and makes something of herself. She's got a lot going against her though, at such a young age.  What a bunch of messed up adults. Exactly why I'm Pro-Choice.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

mark the names down and follow the trial


maybe 10-15 years



out in half the time


dems love criminals out on the streets


and they hate good people having guns 



jovasha07
jovasha07

This is the most poorly written article i've ever seen,extremely long,confusing, and misinforming.

jovasha07
jovasha07

This was most  poorly written article i've ever seen.Too long, confusing, just a mess. 7 pages....7 pages?!?!


One thing it did show that I can lightly commend is how lost and easily influenced kids are these days.These kids need Jesus,and no i'm not kidding. 


This generation needs to be careful, the devil is carving out a path of destruction, lose your soul at your own risk, be wise.



heyred51
heyred51

Don't bring Pot into this stupid situation I don't know anyone who has or would even consider a gang rape mainly because they would be too busy eating laughing and sleeping !!!  As far as these girls go if you hang around with trash they treat you like trash !!  That is all!!


Karolina Sucre
Karolina Sucre

I don't think MNT is anti-marijuana and I don't think they talk about pot-smoking to make it seem like it was a bad thing. They talk about it to show that these kids are 14-16, drinking, smoking, and being all around d-bags. This wasn't anti-pot, this was anti-shitty parenting.

James L Moving Jr.
James L Moving Jr.

I'd bang em. They wanna get treated like gangsta sluts, I'll turn them into that.

FloridaLady
FloridaLady

It's such a shame that Jessica is not going to recieve the proper counseling or support. She is more likely to be raped again and to descend further into drug use and depression.  These young kids try to act way too grown...and these parents clearly are deluded and did a shitty job raising these POS teens. All these kids have no guidance, no positive role model and are so lost. Their facebook are such a joke. I hope all these kids get the appropriate prison time.  None of that juvenile detention shit. They knew what they were doing... borderline pyscho these kids are nowadays. 

Eddie James
Eddie James

So Keith, we've been in the Last Days now for what, 7,500-15,000 years now?

zhengsou2014
zhengsou2014

i play the facebook too you can find me langlang2013

Keith Walker
Keith Walker

2 Timothy 3 King James Version (KJV) 3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Brandi Malone
Brandi Malone

South Florida keeps it classy, per usual. This is exactly why I'm getting my kids out of here.

Laurie Kirkpatrick
Laurie Kirkpatrick

So sad. Had to be in Hollywood though all these fucked up people come from that hell how.

Josephine Del Papa
Josephine Del Papa

Although we are raising our kids in rural broward now also, there is no way in hell they will even know what boredom means as a teen. If that means traveling every summer, if that means paying for activities and sports, moving across the country - whatever. Too many parents think their kids are more mature than they actually are, and when unsupervised, these things happen.

Josephine Del Papa
Josephine Del Papa

This is not just Hollywood. It's any outskirts town in America. It's worse in areas where there is nothing going on because yes, everyone is bored and get into sex and drugs to cope. No ambition when no one around you is ambitious. I grew up in southern Indiana and my teen years were very much surrounded by this. I've experienced more than I've ever wanted to see, and thankfully left at 18 for a great traveling job, saw the world and gained culture, and now have a very stable married life. To kids like these, there simply isn't a universe outside of the small clique they live in, and parents who are not attentive do not get them they help they need to deal with emotional issues before it escalates. It took years before I could forgive my family and friends, I hated everything about all of their pathetic lives. And I still hate that town I grew up in. This article's details, I think were meant to shock adults, but to anyone who has been a teen in the last 10-15 years, I think it just seems like a normal part of culture that is unfortunately accepted and ignored.

Andrew Creech
Andrew Creech

Paula obviously never met that kid in College who had strict religious parents. Oh that's right, he partied so hard and rebelliously ditched his responsibilities that he flunked out. Feed Children God's word? No. Feed their brain. Teach them to love to learn. Show them how knowledge is power. Give them better examples of what you can accomplish. Don't give them the rod and toss a book written by delusional men who think it's God's word down their throat. Even if it were divine, it's been corrupted by the natural impurity of man.

Neon Lights
Neon Lights

We need more role models, counselors, and mentors in our communities. At the very least, adults need to stop participating and "liking" fights and sex posted on Facebook. It may be entertaining to you, but it's setting the stage for the youth who will do anything for attention and acceptance. If you won't help, at least don't make it worse.

Paula K Purtle
Paula K Purtle

They have been programmed by the violence in music, games and tv. Feed children Gods Word, give consistent discipline and loving supervision and they won't have time to go bad.

Fernanda Lystedt
Fernanda Lystedt

I don't think their parents should be responsible for that. Each one must be responsible for your own act. In this case, the teens are.

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

I'd bang both those sloots in the pooper one time

Andrew Creech
Andrew Creech

Welcome to Hollyhood. Where high school kids goals include "getting fucked up," "getting laid," & treating school like a fashion show / MMA match. You are think weed is the problem? Lol...these kids would drink drano if they thought it'd give them a buzz.

Osmin Head Morales
Osmin Head Morales

This is why u should pull out, cause than u raise little scallys like this

JanCarlos Canaves
JanCarlos Canaves

The problem isn't the alcohol, weed, or the drugs. It's the breakdown of society, specifically shitty parenting.

Carlos Spicy-Weiner
Carlos Spicy-Weiner

These strawberries are gonna enjoy some hard time! White trash at its best

Michael Fiorellino
Michael Fiorellino

to the parents of those disgusting kids...,take a bow, you have failed

Si Romero
Si Romero

I saw these animals on tv the other night... Now crying n acting innocent. Pfft... Too late! What r their parents doing that they havent realized the disgusting neanderthals theyve raised?! I hope they do the MAX allowed by law and that the parents r sued for EVERYTHING they have or hope to ever get! Pay attention to what ur raising ppl!!!

Steve Klare
Steve Klare

This really is sad...Also a very good case for Not making Marijuana Legal....Seems as the Dope is all over this story.

Andrew J. Herrero
Andrew J. Herrero

Dude, stop posting about this awful story before it turns into a Lifetime movie.

GodHelpThisMess
GodHelpThisMess

This is one of the most disgusting things I have ever read about. These are just KIDS, still in high school, not old enough to drive or make their own decisions. For Christ's sake, they started smoking marijuana and posting about it at the age of 14! At the age of 14, I was still going to parties with bounce houses! Do I blame only the kids? No, the parents also had rather destructive lives. But someone should have reached out a long time ago to help those kids. And now they are all suffering. I think this generation of kids is so messed up. Since when is it okay to post about your destructive decisions on social networking sites? What does that do for you? This is sad, disturbing, and truly nerve-racking. Let's hope and pray that these won't be the same kids taking care of us when we're old.

BlackSharkus
BlackSharkus

@Lynxx3  Learns a valuable lesson from having a horrible tragedy like rape happen to her... You're fucking sick.

KimberlyWillay
KimberlyWillay

You are part of the problem.   This attitude.  Even though the girls you are talking about are criminals it is this "I'd bang em" mindset that has young men just like you pulling the kind of moves that Jayvon Woolfork did. 


Jayvon Woolfork probably said he wanted to "bang" one of them too. 

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...............why not read books or ride a bike or go just go walking or how about take a job as a volunteer somewhere in a hospital or school or library

only boring people get bored

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

..........these kids are NOT intended to be re-habilitated because the JUDICIAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX makes too much money off of these kids

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

............sorry but these clowns are too far gone....i see them on the public city buses all the time and they don't even have respect for their own people, old people people with babies STAND and struggle with their packages and carriages and NOT ONE of these animals ever lifts a finger or gives up his seat

i agree some never had a chance but we need animals to feed the zoo of a judicial system we have - no ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...........these kids parents had them so that the parents qualified for free government support and cheeze and obamaphones and section 8 housing assistance and welfare

not that those parents wanted kids - not to raise but to use - they wanted the financial benefits the government provides for having children

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

....................you mean parents are not responsible for their kids ?  so the government should pay to raise these kids ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...................its drugs

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

....................you will never see SHARPTON or JACKSON drag those parents in front of the TV

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.............................we should just give them HOODIEs and let them loose in DAVIE one evening and that would be the end of this 

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

............................the drugs abused at such an early age GUARANTEES no return as their bodies and minds are GONE for good

they will never be able to concentrate or absorb anything mentally useful and disintergrate into animals - i see it everyday, young kids who could care less that they shit their pants or have no shelter simply wandering around for more drugs

 
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