31-year-old Bobby Dominguez of San Antonio, Texas, was arrested last month for allegedly sharing child porn on the mobile messaging app Kik with an undercover federal investigator.
In a Kik group chat, Dominguez reportedly told the FBI agent that Dominguez had ‘access’ to a 6-year-old girl. Dominguez is said to have sent the agent explicit photos of the 6-year-old girl. After he was arrested, Dominguez reportedly admitted to also molesting the girl. A watch that he owned was matched with a watch that appeared in one of the photos.
While the 6-year-old girl had no choice in being exploited on Kik, this is just another example of how Kik is rife with sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors. If you have a child who uses this app you may want to consider deleting it from their devices or at least monitor their usage and friends list. There are settings and apps you can use depending on the type of device your kids use to prevent them from downloading Kik or similar apps. While you may trust your kids online, can you afford to trust the people they meet there too?