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‘My blood boiled,’ says mother who found naked pics on 13-year-old’s Kik

Posted at 6:52 PM, Mar 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-20 12:41:32-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Last week CBS 6 News took a closer look at social media app KIK, which routinely ranks as a popular download for teenagers.

The app is known as a messaging service with critics saying it offers limited parental controls and the ability for strangers to search and easily message your kids.

One mom, who wishes to remain anonymous, messaged CBS 6 News to say that after she saw our report. When she checked her daughter's tablet. she discovered naked photos from men overseas.

"I was shocked that somebody talked to my 13-year-old the way they were," she said. "When I saw that somebody sent her pictures, my blood boiled."

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The woman says it may have been her daughter's profile picture, which features an image of the movie "Frozen," that made her a target.

While this mom wants to file charges, CBS 6 legal analyst Todd Stone says that might be a challenge.

"From a practical standpoint it's nearly impossible," Stone said.

Since the men are believed to be from out of the country, it will be tough to prosecute and require extradition, Stone says.

"Someone can hide their identity through this sort of an app. The second layer is because this is out of the country, it's extremely difficult to investigate," Stone added.

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