Just because it’s been months since I posted a story about Kik doesn’t mean all their predators have been inactive. For example, 33-year-old Christopher Goodin of Elyria, Ohio, is accused of allegedly posing as a 12-year-old girl and the fake girl’s abusive bully in order to extort nudes from a 12-year-old girl over the mobile messaging app. Using the name ‘Shorty853’ on Kik. Goodin is said to have befriended a 12-year-old Utah girl through Kik. He was then able to solicit explicit pictures of the girl. In order to keep receiving the images ‘Shorty853’ told the girl that an older man was bullying her and that the only way to get him to stop was to send the older man more images. Using the name ‘Sambamo1’ on Kik, Goodin harassed the 12-year-old Utah girl into sending more images to that username. The victim allegedly told her mother and Goodin was arrested by the FBI.
Although this is nothing new for this website, this story shows what lengths these online predators will go to in order to ensnare their underage prey. No amount of chicanery is too outlandish or far-fetched for these cretins to try to worm their way in your child’s life. And once again I have to advise any parents out there that no 12-year-old should ever be on Kik. You may trust your kids but you can’t trust all the sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors who use Kik as their collective grooming grounds.