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Published: Friday, Aug. 23 2013 10:20 p.m. MDT

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My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

There has been no crime and the police are chasing ghosts with illegally obtained infromation. A minor cannot be lured into anything, the laws say they have right of choice and independence and the police have no case or cause to charge anyone with a crime. Internet romances are a teens way of life and if parents can't be charged with a crime neither can any other person.

How does anyone prove age on the social websites. The police would have to make it a crime for anyone to use the internet to create a crime or criminal activity against the law.

The police are blowing smoke and wasting tax dollars on ghost crimes.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

I am going to go out on a limb and assume that no 16 year old really has 1500 friends. Parents, you have every right to check on your child's social media accounts. This girl is lucky she did not end up dead or a prisoner like Castro did to those 3 girls.

Eliyahu
Pleasant Grove, UT

1,550 Facebook "friends"? Someone needs to be a bit more discriminating about linking her page with people. It sounds like she's searching for popularity by connecting with anyone and everyone. I would suspect that, in reality, she has no idea of who at least 1,500 of them really are.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

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Your child, named after a marijuana variety, has 1550 Facebook friends? Really?
That must have been an alternate page, because the public one (changed within the last 12 hours) has only 17 friends ... and her status is "married".
When I first saw the pictures of this girl, I thought it was a 35-year-old woman; certainly, there were some pictures that were non-poted, non-sexy, just "normal"?

I don't know what a parent can do, when their child has already grown up too fast. The genie is out of the bottle.

uwishtoo
MESA, AZ

How could the parent say with any certainty that there were many fake profiles? A private investigator would never have been able to find all of that out within less than a week. they would have had to have gotten court orders to have Facebook open up their records for them. The parents probably were able to get into her account with an auto saved password and delete most of her friends. I have to agree with someone else here though, when I first saw he picture of the "girl" I thought she was at least in her 20's. Maybe the parents should have done a better job of making their little girl BE a little girl. Even in looking at the remaining friends there are young girls dressed scantily and posed provocatively, one unwed mother that I saw, one gal in her late 20's with a skirt that looks more like it should be a belt. And the duck face pictures? PLEASE! This girl left and ran away period, The parents should be sent a bill for the law enforcement hours as well.

Most Truthful and Patriotic
Layton, UT

@uwishtoo

All you have to do is Google her name with -missing and you should be able to see the accounts.
They're not secret, and they link to other unsavory sites.

If I could find them that easy, why didn't the parents suspect anything?

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