A mother was left horrified after she discovered images of her baby daughter on a website that is used heavily by pedophiles.
Amanda Morgan, a parent, happily showed off Callia, her daughter, on social media by sharing images of the young girl.
She said she used to share images of her daughter on social media so her friends and family could keep up with their life.
However, things did not go well for her.
Amanda said her images fell into the wrong hands and were shared on a pedophile website.
The 29-year-old mother was alerted to the fact that her daughter’s images were being used on a website by other parents that were trying to get the website closed down.
According to the mother, there were a total of 3 images of her daughter on the website.
All of them were when Callia was just 6 months old.
The images were reportedly taken from the public Instagram account of Amanda.
Recalling the moment she saw the images on the pedophile website, 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, I wouldn’t want to put my baby in make-up.
Amanda was later forced to set up an on the website so she could see the images of her daughter.
She also found other child abuse images all over the website.
The usernames go from A-Z and each letter has thousands of users with paedophile 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 scar myself. Obviously mine’s bad with the comments but my baby’s fully dressed. These kids are getting abused and getting pictures taken of them by their own parents. I just feel so sick and I feel sad for those babies. 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.
The website where she saw the images of her daughter reportedly belonged to a Russian.
Here are some comments that were made on the images of the baby:
It is believed that it has thousands of global users.
The horrified mother added:
When I got this message I thought ‘I shouldn’t have put any pictures on’ but then I thought ‘why shouldn’t I?’ They make me happy, I love looking back on pictures from when she was little. I shouldn’t have that tarnished because of sickos in the world.
Amanda shared the story on social media to warn parents about sharing images of their children on social media.
My child is covered, she’s wearing a long-sleeved jumper and a skirt in one of the pictures and you can’t see any of her skin. 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.
The story of Amanda has been reported to the police.