Pedophiles have secret ways of communicating, one of which is through code, using signs and symbols to relate their tastes and preferences to each other.
But a social activist in Malaysia found out that there’s also a more straightforward way with which they they communicate with each other: through online chat groups.
And it happened completely by accident.
According to Malaysian Digest, Syed Azmi Alhabshi, who is 80,000 followers strong on Facebook, posted a screenshot of the chat group that one of his friends was wrongly invited to.
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The group in question is a pedophile group created in January of this year, and it has a staggering 751 members.
“Among the messages shared showed a picture of a little girl wearing her swimmers, followed by crude comments that came afterwards about her privates,” the report said. “Although, the picture was blurred out to respect the subject and leave investigations to the police, some of the horrific reactions to her picture was shown.”
Syed Azmi Alhabshi has since gotten in touch with authorities and reported all the names in the group as well as their numbers, but not before he made another surprising discovery.
Based on the members’ birthdays, some of them were young.
In the wake of this revelation, the social activist encouraged parents to be more careful when posting photos of their children on social media; they could be stolen and abused by pedophiles.
“Parents posting photos of complete child body in social media beware. The photos can be circulated and can be used in the wrong way,” he said. “Seems harmless but once the photo is victimized there is no turning back. Please understand.”
Syed Azmi Alhabshi also warns though who are finding interest in indecent photos of little children; soon they may find themselves developing a habit of looking at such photos, which will turn them into pedophiles.
“I don’t believe pedophile or porn lovers are genetic,” he said. “It is by cultivating interest. This is why in our culture we don’t just simply say things infront of kids because we do not know how their mind works.”
The police are now looking into the secret pedophile group.
The social activist is also not allowed to reveal any further information on the members and the group as investigations are underway.
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