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I really need some help! March 16, 2005 1:41 PM

My 12 year old daughter hs had some younger guytrying to send ehr soem nude pics of hmself. i tried contacting the local authorities, and higher up people and I can't seem to find help. Where do I go from here? I have his yahoo info, and the link he sent her.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Michelle March 20, 2005 3:01 PM

I am going to try to elicit some info for you to follow up on this guy!  It needs to be addressed right away!  And let's try to use this as a way to educate parents on internet dangers for kids!

Bye for now...alikat

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Michelle March 20, 2005 3:21 PM

call the FBI.  They have an Internet Predator Unit and the money and tools to nail this man.  If they don't answer, leave a message.  If you don't hear from them in 24 hours, call the FBI in Washington, DC.  All of the information is in your local phone book.

Don't wait.  It only takes minutes for a predator to locate your daughter and she could be in danger.  Be persistant.  Do it now.

Maryellen

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 March 20, 2005 3:31 PM

Maryellen is right, except most states have an FBI office , try your local state FBI office they are closer and might be more effective in helping you with this situation.

Also you can change the settings on your computer, and as much as I like yahoo, I am 39, it really is not a place for children to chat,  they don't as many protection / parental controlls as AOL does. But if you are going to allow your children to chat on yahoo, make sure you go to their messenger and turn ON THEIR MESSAGE ARCHIVES!!!! that way you can go back and see everything that is sent in pm boxes. It maybe a privacy issue for some, but safety comes long before privacy in this case.

Barb

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anonymous Alikat & Michelle March 20, 2005 3:58 PM


Thanks for the netmessage, Ali. I'm here to respond to that, so I won't be a member long...


Michelle, yes, you MUST contact the FBI. They have task forces that deal specifically with Internet pedophiles, as do the local police forces.

My suggestion to you is this:

(1) Keep track of EVERYTHING. Links, pics, ASL (include his address, if you can get it) - all of it. And don't forget to make at least two copies of everything: One copy for the FBI, one copy for yourself, and one copy which will be placed in a safe place in a location other than your home, to which only you have the access information.

(2) If you don't already have it, get your daughter's password, and go online as her. Try to get as much information from him about his habits, preferences, etc. as you can, and KEEP A RECORD OF ALL OF IT, including your attempts to draw him out.

(3) Contact the FBI about him. Tell them everything, including your efforts to try and draw him out. Give them a copy of everything you have. DON'T tell them that you have other copies, though; all they need is one copy of what you have.

(4) When your daughter is online, MONITOR when that guy comes on, and what they talk about. Make sure to keep copies of their chats, and make sure that your daughter doesn't inadvertently reveal your location. The last thing you want is for him to be showing up around your home.

I don't know what more I can do to help, so I'll be on my way, now. I hope what I've offered has been of help, though.

Take care, Michelle, and good luck!


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 March 20, 2005 4:01 PM

Also it is important that you block his adress. That way you and your daughter wouldn´t receive mail from this psycho.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Barbara March 20, 2005 4:11 PM

All states have FBI offices, and all large cities have FBI offices. Smaller towns and areas do not always have offices and people have to leave messages.  If the message isn't answered in 24 hours, then people should contact the main office in DC. Coming from a small town, I know that for a fact.

Be very careful about doing anything on your own.  Your could cause him to become suspicious.  If you have things saved,and even if you haven't saved anything, the FBI can get information from your computer.

Maryellen

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struggles March 20, 2005 5:10 PM

The FBI and the police will network together and get this guy, ..... someone made a mistake - he did

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Here are some replies I got via network messaging March 20, 2005 6:57 PM

Here are some replies from netmessaging:

1. First she needs to call local law enforcement and have the pic available with the e-mail for tracking. If they know the individual she will have to have him arrested. Her daughter friends that have e-mail, let the parents know.

Tomorrow I would call the principle of the school or today if possible in case the person is stalking playgrounds.

Even if the child lied about her age and situation it does not matter, report him. If he is sending nude pics to her he is sending them to others.

The mom has to be firm and not be talked out of this by a crying whining child who lied about herself it makes no difference in the need to report him. Safety is a priority not embarrassment Mom can deal with the child later. If he has a real photo of her there is no way he does not know she is a child.

If feel sure the police will be very helpful.

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A resource for information March 20, 2005 9:56 PM

Hi,

Here is a link I use to report child porn on the internet, (one of the things I am adamantly against and makes my blood boil).  It is the link to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  It has numerous links as well as a great deal of information on who to contact and what to do.  I hope this helps give you some leads as to where to start reporting.   

https://secure.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/CybertipServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US

Mary

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reporting predators and online safety for kids March 21, 2005 3:49 PM

http://cyberangels.org/ This is an online safety organization..they will have the info you need then put the computer in a room of the house where you can see it..it's the best policy a computer household can have..parental guidance..privacy comes with safety and trust. Peace  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 August 26, 2006 6:44 PM

http://www.perverted-justice.com/

I found out about this site when I was looking for a way to be helpful.   Seems like they have a lot of success working with law enforcement to take down these creeps   It is some work, but hey whatever we do to protect our children on line is worth it to me

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