My daughter's friend was texting people in chat rooms. (way back when chat rooms were new) At first, she was telling them she was an adult. She was using a character from a book as her "personality".
My daughter told me, I told my Ex husband, he told the girl's father... the dad asked his daughter, she said it was a lie, and dad believed her. She continued. Most people could tell she was a Troll, but didn't know how young she was. Then someone asked her to go to a private chat room.
About that time, she became obnoxious at home too. Using bad language, cussing at her parents. SHe made herself unlikable. They sent her to her room. (and for some really stupid unexplainable reason, she had a computer in her room)
My daughter was over there with her dad again. She later told me about this private chat room where D says bad words with this guy. So, I told my ex AGAIN, he called the dad and told him again. So, dad bought a program so he could see all the conversations she had on her computer.
The next day, she was supposed to get off the bus at Acoma park instead of her normal stop, and her new friend would meet her there, and they'd walk the rest of the way home together. Turns out, he was a 37 yr old man, and he WAS waiting for her at the park. (so were the police)
The worst part of this????? Her parents ran the Missing and exploited children's office for the entire state. How did they not notice this was happening before it got that far????
SHe hadn't been molested. She was just that girl who had to do everything her parents didn't want her to do. She was precocious and thought she could handle anything, it would be fun, and nothing bad would happen. Even after all of that, she still thought nothing was going to happen. She thought that she would see him in the park and just keep riding the bus to her own stop and go home, and it would be funny.