Mom issues a warning to other parents after finding photos of her baby daughter on a pornography website.
Amanda Morgan, 29, was delighted with the little steps her daughter Callia was taking. She shared a few pics of the beautiful baby on social media to allow her friends to stay up to date with her life.
Sadly, innocent sharing turned into something evil and disturbing. Photos of Callia ended up shared on ‘Cute Baby Pages’ on Facebook and Instagram.
At first, Amanda didn’t find anything wrong with this until the pics ended on a child pornography website.
The pedophile site had stolen three photos of six-months-old Callia.
The site had also edited the pics, so the young girl appeared to have bright green eyes, wearing tons of makeup.
When activists and parents petitioned shutting down of the website, they alerted Amanda about the girl’s photos.
The 29-year-old mom was devastated to learn that her daughter’s photos are exploited as child pornography content.
Recalling the awful ordeal, Amanda said:
“I cried uncontrollably for 45 minutes when I received that message. My partner couldn’t calm me down, I was sobbing and shaking.”
“I thought it was all my fault because I had this Instagram page.”
“There are three pictures of my child on that website. I haven’t dolled her up like that, and I wouldn’t want to put my baby in makeup.”
To see which images of Callia were used, Amanda set up a fake account on the website. She then uncovered there were thousands of ‘child abuse images all over the site.’
And thousands of pedophiles had written disgusting comments under the pics.
“The usernames go from A-Z, and each letter has thousands of users with pedophile usernames like ‘baby abuser.’ I’ve never seen anything like it. I didn’t want to look too deep because I didn’t want to scare myself.”
“As sickening as the comments were on Callia’s, they were mild. The other stuff that’s on there is even worse.”
“I nearly threw up, I was literally retching like I was going to be sick. I’ve not been sleeping properly since I found out.”
Amanda felt terrible for sharing photos of Callia on the internet.
She’s now warning other parents to be more careful when posting children’s photos on social media.
“I would say to parents to make sure they’re covered in any pictures they share, never naked or in the bath.”
“If you want to take those pictures, just keep them to yourself. Don’t put them anywhere for these creeps to get hold of.”