Internet is one of the most powerful tools in the world! Though it is indeed useful, it also has adverse effects, such as physical inactivity, addiction, cyber bullying, moral corruption, and sexual exploitation.
With the freedom of internet and the rise of social media networks, sexual exploitation has become easier than ever. Large number of sexual predators are now hiding behind keyboards. Sadly, one of their victims is a 14-year-old school girl who killed herself by jumping in front of a train after being ‘raped’ by a man she met on Facebook.
One day, the teenage girl (Anaid Tutghushyan) came home from a ‘date’ in tears. Her mom, Joanna seeing her daughter bothered and in tears asked her “What happened?” But she couldn’t verbalize what happened to her and just hugged her mother.
“I wanted to talk to her, but she wanted to go out. She said she would talk when she got back. But she never returned.” – said the mother.
The next day, the young girl was seen sitting down and crying at the train station. But the waiting passengers were shocked when the teenager schoolgirl suddenly stood up, and leapt to her death in front of train heading to Austria.
To find out why her daughter committed suicide, the grief-stricken mother opened her daughter’s facebook account and saw her daughter’s communication with a man named Krystian W.
Then she discovered that the man has more than 400 young girls in his account and has been talking to many. During her daughter’s funeral, that’s when it was revealed by Anaid’s friend that she was raped.
Her friend said she received a phone call from Anaid the day before the suicide and told her she was raped, then hung up. Anaid then did not respond to her callbacks. Apparently, she met up with Krystian who raped her.
According to reports, the young school girl first met the man on facebook and face to face shortly after, but after the meet up, Anaid came home terrified and committed suicide the next day.
After this revelation, Anaid’s mother contacted the other girls with whom the alleged rapist got in contact with. The girls have said that they were lured into meeting them with offers of exclusive gifts, expensive cars and yachts.
Three among the 14 girls she spoke to have admitted that the 40-year-old ‘Krystian’ raped them. Four said that he had tried to rape them and the rest said that he blackmailed them.
Police reports say that the case is under investigation. They are also looking into the cases of the other girls that are believed to be in contact with the man.
A young life, wasted by an online predator.