A mom found out that her 11 year old daughter was communicating via social media with a 23 year old man. She called him to warn him to stay away. When he didn’t, she went all undercover Chris Hansen on him and now the perv is in the slammer.

Bradley didn’t stop, though, according to police.

So the mother pretended to be her daughter. She played dumb in text messages, saying she was turning 12. When she was pressed to send provocative photographs of herself, she went to the Sunday newspaper, cut out a Target advertisement featuring a young girl in a bra, lopped off the head and sent along the rest of the picture.

The charade worked.

Bradley was arrested Friday night on eight counts of displaying obscene images to a minor and eight counts of unlawful use of a two-way communication device. He is being held at the Pinellas County Jail, with bail set at $120,000.

“I want other parents to be aware,” the woman said Monday. “If you got young girls and they’re on Facebook, you better pay attention because if you don’t, it leads to more and more.”

Mom of the year. Next time, listen to Mom. (And yes, that goes for Chris Hansen as well.)