Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LAST April - the Month the New Law [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LAST April - the Month the New Law [...]

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LAST April - the month the new law came into effect - the M.E.N. reported how a mother spotted vile messages on her 10-year-old daughter's phone and realised she was being targeted by a suspected paedophile more than 4,000 miles away.

The woman, who has asked not to be named, was appalled when a Florida man sent a message to her daughter's phone asking her to send him indecent images.

The predator got in touch with the ten-year-old on video site Live.me.

He initially asked the schoolgirl to 'take a picture' for him and the child asked if he would like to see a selfie.

But the exchange took a sinister turn when he wrote: "I really want some other kinds of pics."

He added: "Like you'll be in it... but not just your face."

Confused by his request the young girl wrote: "I'm only 10, I can't do that."

He replied: "Yeah you can.. …

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