Ash Arthur. 32, from Harris County Texas utilized the social media app “KiK” to lure a 15-year-old girl from California to run away from home and have sex with him.
Arthur was arrested at him home after his family had become concerned about the situation reports the Daily Mail.
Authorities say that the two first started chatting in July of 2016, and convinced the girl to stay in a hotel with him. Eventually he was able to convince her to start living with him at his home.
‘Children can receive messages from predators that you would not even know the history of that conversation.’ – Tammy Hetmaniak, Community Outreach Coordinator for The Children’s Assessment Center.
There’s so many different apps that are very unsafe. There’s apps where they bypass the cell phone provider, so they’re app based. Children can receive messages from predators that you would not even know the history of that conversation.
The two started talking using the mobile app “KiK” which is popular for its features keeping users anonymous. The app is popular among teens as conversations can not be detected by parental security software.