The world of Moviestarplanet is colorful and flashing. Digital stimulus overflown is part of the business model of the internet platform. Users are supposed to get a second self, a kind of doll that can be dressed and dressed. Star-Boy or -Girl are called the figures. Special target group of the platform with – according to own data – 350 million registered users worldwide are children. Moviestarplanet is the place for you to become rich and famous and to get to know a lot of new friends. Not all of these friends have good intentions.
Cyber-grooming experts call the action of the pedophile criminals, who search for minor victims in the Internet. The adults are creeping up the confidence of the children and lure them into a sex trap. A 31-year-old from Bad Iburg is supposed to have taken nude shots of more than 100 children. It is not always the case when sending pictures and videos.
Before the district court of Duesseldorf is against a learned cook because of the serious sexual abuse of a twelve-year-old from Switzerland negotiated. The 35-year-old man was supposed to know the child about the online game Minecraft and finally lured him to Germany. Only after eight days a special unit could free the boy from the apartment of his supposed tormentor. In August, the Gera court sentenced a 30-year-old to a prison sentence for serious sexual abuse. The man had met a twelve-year-old on Triche Moviestarplanet, met the girl and supposedly had amicable sex with her.
Both platforms have a built-in chat feature that allows users to interact with each other. Pediatric criminals use this function as a starting point for contact initiation. According to the Federal Criminal Police Office, “especially the children’s and young people’s favorite on-line games with different communication possibilities for exchange among peers of the same age offer good possibilities for a first contact between offenders and victims” (Read more: http://www.msphackfrancais.fr/)
Once the contact is established, the behavior of the pedophile criminals is similar. They use clever strategies to manipulate children and ask girls and boys to take pictures and take pictures of themselves, Cordula Lasner-Tietze, Managing Director of the Child Protection Association, describes the behavior of the perpetrators. Contacts would build up slowly. However, the demands for border crossings gradually follow the supposed interest and understanding. Later the calls for the recording of the child become more concrete and vehement. Usually the request is then linked with threats.
There are protective mechanisms, such as Vernon Jones, security chief of Moviestarplanet, explained. Users can also send pictures via the platform. Each of these pictures is, however, first viewed by a trained moderator. It is not possible to send naked pictures or even to take pictures of swimming clothes. A technical security system also filters out terms that could come from the area of online grooming, according to Jones. In such cases, the platform staff would be informed. According to the security chief of the Danish company, the Federal Criminal Police Office in Wiesbaden is not hesitating to do so.
Because pedophiles often wanted to lure children to chat platforms like Skype, where an exchange of pictures or videos is more easily possible, the filters are also designed for it. The term “Skype” is blocked. Similar platforms also include other platforms that target children.
Why the accused from Bad Iburg nevertheless for over years more than 100 victims on the Internet could find, remains unclear. According to the findings of the investigators, the oldest contact recordings go back to 2011 and ended with the raid in February 2017. After all, only because of the good cooperation with Moviestarplanet could many victims be identified at all. Jones admits: Because the suspect had spent the chats as a child, it was difficult for the security team to expose him as a presumptive pedophile.