Its every parent’s worst nightmare: to realise your young child is being targeted by a dangerous predator.
When an unnamed British mum realised her 10-year-old daughter was receiving text messages from a paedophile, she understandably ‘felt sick’, but wasn’t about to let him get away with it.
The man, believed to be living in Florida, pestered the schoolgirl with disturbing requests for her to ‘lift up her shirt and bra’ and show him ‘pictures of her body.’
Luckily, the despicable individual was caught out by the mum who knew exactly what response to give.
The man asked the child to ‘take a picture for me,’ and she responded by asking if he wanted a selfie.
To this innocent suggestion, he gave the following chilling reply:
I really want some other kinds of pics. Like you’ll be in it… but not just your face.
It was clear even to such a young girl there was something very wrong about his request.
She replied, ‘I’m only 10, I can’t do that.’
However, the sick creep would not back down, saying: ‘Yeah you can. It will be our secret.’
The concerned girl replied with. ‘What if my mum finds out, I will get in trouble.’
It was at this point the horrified mum discovered the conversation:
My daughter is really mature for her age and she knows to tell me if someone had contacted her.
She has Facebook and other social media, because all her friends do and they play games together.
We make sure that it is all on lockdown and if someone adds her she tells me.
The 10-year-old had originally come into contact with the man through video site Live.Me, where he sent her a disturbing message asking her to do a ‘naughty’ dare.
Her mum explained:
He asked to see her tummy but she is too clever and did not fall for that.
I made this public to show what these people say to young girls and to make sure that ‘Daniel’ does not do this to anyone else’s child.
Determined to put a stop to his behaviour, the clever mum decided to contact the man to try catch him out.
Not realising it was now the mum who was messaging him, the sicko continued to send his vile messages:
It’s gana be fun. Like I’m gana tell you exactly what I want to see and then you show me [sic].
I want you to lift up your shirt and bra and take a picture.
The mum decided then to shine a light on his skin crawlingly creepy behaviour.
Im shy U sure its ok coz I’m 10 and your older than me.
The predator now knew exactly how old she was, but was horrifyingly unfazed:
It’s okay. Yes I promise its okay.
The mum had exposed the true depths of the man’s depravity and took to Facebook to tell her story:
So this dirty b****** thinks it is OK to message young girls asking for dirty pictures!
NOT ON MY F***** WATCH! wrong momma to f*** with… sent a message to alllllll your friends list, the local sheriff in Florida, added to the Florida selling groups! I hope you get hung, drawn & f***** quarted! [sic]
Anybody wishing to message or add on snap chat go right ahead, please share.. I know he is in Florida but horrible dirty scum bag!
Hopefully this repulsive criminal will get what’s coming to him.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.