The father of a 6-year-old girl said two older men got a hold of her on Facebook and sent her obscene messages.
The father, who wished to remain anonymous, said he's received harsh criticism from other parents who believe he should not have let his daughter on Facebook in the first place. But, he said, he and his wife did everything possible to keep their daughter safe online.
"When we set it up, we set it up basically to talk to her grandmother, her brother - they live in another state," he said. "We'd watch her, we logged her in, we watched the password, we had access to her password. Anybody she saw, if anybody friended her, we'd check first."
The father said he'd let his daughter play games on Facebook. That's when the trouble started.
"In the game, she talked to a bunch of people that she shouldn't have talked to. And they got access to her Facebook because it links up on Facebook," he said. "They added her as a friend and she clicked yes, thinking, 'Oh, these are kids that want to talk to me.' But one of them was a 30-year-old man."
Milton police named two men, Nathan Warren and George Cill as suspects in the case. No arrests have been made yet. The girl's father said what one of the men wrote to his daughter made him sick.
"He said basically graphic things, things that he was doing at the time," the father said. "My daughter was too young, thank God, to know what it was. He was basically telling her the filthiest, horrible, horrible things. Just horrible."
That father said he's deactivated his daughter's account and encourages other parents to be very careful with children on social networking sites.
"If you feel that (you're) being nosey or getting into their business, that they don't like it, well, guess what? You're doing it because you love them," he said.
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