A mother was disgusted to find messages sent from a pedophile to her 10-year-old daughter, asking the girl for nude photos.
According to the Daily Mail, a British mother, who wishes to remain unidentified, says that her daughter received messages from an American man, asking her to “life up her shirt and bra.”
The man, who went by the name Daniel Foreal, began messaging the 10-year-old on the video site Live.Me, before their conversation moved to Snapchat. He lured the girl with innocent messages before asking her for inappropriate photos.
Daniel asked the girl to “take a picture for me,” to which she responded, “a selfie?” He then told her that he wanted something more revealing, saying, “I really want some other kids of pics. Like you’ll be in it…but not just your face.”
The child responded, “I’m only 10, I can’t do that,” but the man would not relent. He told her, “yeah you can…it will be our secret.”
The girl’s mother checked her phone, as she does on a regular basis, and found the shocking messages. She began messaging the man back, posing as her daughter.
The mother says that she learned that while the two chatted on Live.Me, the man asked her to do a dare, which he said was “naughty.”
“I was horrified and I know my daughter will not have been the only one he has targeted,” the mother told the Daily Mail. “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 lockdown and if someone adds her, she tells me.”
The mother added, “When I saw her messages I felt sick. One person had sent her a picture of his penis. Another person she was talking to said he was 13-year-old and sent a picture he found off Google. 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.”
When using her daughter’s phone, the mother received a message from the man saying that he wanted the girl to “lift up your shirt and bra and take a picture.” He promised not to tell anyone.
The mother then responded, “I don’t have a bra. They’re for older girls.” He responded by saying, “Then just lift up your shirt and take a pic.”
The mother took screenshots of the conversation with the pedophile, as well as the man’s social media profile and a photo that he sent her daughter. She said that she reported the man to a local sheriff in Florida, as well as the Child Exploitation & Online Protection center, according to Mirror.
Sources: Daily Mail, Mirror / Photo Credit: Melina Sampaio Manfrinatti/Flickr