Another case of a paedophile using the means of the Internet to sexually groom a barely 13 girl has surfaced
According to a report in The Star Online, a 13-year-old girl was coaxed by a man known only as "H" into sending him nude photos of herself and her 43-year-old mother.
The girl had befriended the man on Facebook and regarded him as her "grandfather".
However, the man, who befriended the girl when she was just 11-year-old, had different intentions. He manipulated the mind of the little girl to sexually exploit her trust.
Unsurprisingly, neither the mother nor the daughter ever met him in person.
The events transpired in February, following which the elderly man threatened to publicise their nude photos
When the mother found out what her daughter was coaxed into doing, she became quite angry with the "grandfather", reported The Star Online.
However, after his threats to spread their nude photos to the public and demands for more nude photos, the mother got her daughter to take photos of her taking a shower.
She then sent her nude photos to the man, all in the hope that doing this would make the man not act on his threats to release their photos. She also paid him RM2,590.
However, things instead got worse when strangers started propositioning the mother through social media accounts
The mother has been getting indecent photos and threatening messages for the past two months. The senders try to blackmail her using the photos and threats.
"They have the nude photos of my daughter and myself. They threatened to abduct and rape her or kill me if I do not have sex with them. I fear for my daughter's safety every day," the mother was quoted as saying by The Star Online.
The traumatised and scared mother is now seeking help from the Kuantan PKR service centre, reported FMT
Teruntum Assemblyman Sim Chon Siang and Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh took the single mother and her daughter to lodge a police report on 14 April.
According to the FMT, the Kuantan MP is hoping that the police will investigate it as the case of a child sexual grooming incident, seeing how the Dewan Rakyat recently passed the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill 2017.