We're only one month into 2012, but we may need to start polishing up this year's 'Dad of The Year' trophy for Eugene Hill. The 31-year-old Arizona man is currently in custody after he allegedly sent a naked picture(s) of his girlfriend's teenage daughter to nearly 40 contacts in the girl's cellphone.

I'm not quite sure how a guy like Eugene Hill "finds" a picture like this, but what really has me puzzled is what made him think that sending it to dozens of random people in her contacts would constitute it as "teaching her a lesson." Keep in mind that not only was the girl a high school teenager, she isn't even his daughter.

The girl was a student at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley, and when officials at Florence Unified School District found out about the incident, they immediately contacted parents

asking them to immediately delete the text if they or their children received it. They also advised parents to have a conversation with their kids to explain that sharing nude photos of minors, whether by text message, e-mail or via the Internet, is illegal under state and federal child pornography laws and that the penalties and consequences of such action can be severe.

[via AZFamily]

Even though investigators don't think Foster was trying to "exploit" the girl on purpose, he was still charged with sexual exploitation of a minor. I'm hoping the girl's mom doesn't keep him around otherwise things are gonna be pretty awkward around the house when all of this is said and done.