Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Girl calls sex assault hotline, gets sex hotline instead.

A young Florida girl who thought she was calling a sexual assault helpline got the complete opposite on the other end of the phone.

The 8-year-old girl was upset about the inappropriate behavior of another child. So, her mother told her to call the number for the North Central Florida Assault Center listed in the phone book and on the Attorney's General's office website.

The girl had actually called a sex hotline. "I convinced my daughter this phone call was going to help her, but it made things immensely worse," said the girl's mother, Karen Carter.

It turns out the sexual assault helpline was bought by the company that runs the sex hotline. The number has since been taken off the Attorney's General's Website. » Article here



At 7/26/2007 2:17 PM, Blogger secretz said...

That's pretty messed up. But when you come down to it, why on earth did she suggest the hotline? If she was really worried about her daughter, why not talk to the other kid's parents? Or call the police? Or get a freakin' therapist if her daughter was having problems? How many people really call hotlines anyways?


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