Exclusive: Philadelphia Teen Stalked By Man In His Thirties On Facebook
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By Todd Quinones
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia teenager has turned to police after receiving several obscene messages from a stalker on Facebook.
Her Facebook setting was on public and that made her an easy target.
According to family, a man believed to be in his thirties, a total stranger, has been stalking the young girl.
It’s believed the man used information posted on her Facebook page, along with a search on the Internet, to track down her grandmother’s house.
The 15-year-old girl told Eyewitness News, the message was one she will never forget. Last Spring her inbox loaded up with messages from a complete random stranger. He told her he loves her and that she is his queen, and it only got worse.
“He said how he wants to be together, how he wants to have sex with me and he can easily find out where I live. I don’t want him to find me. I’m just nervous,” said the 15-year-old, who we are not identifying.
She eventually shut down her Facebook page, but things took an even more bizarre turn on Tuesday when a note was left on her grandmother’s front doorstep, a day after another note and incense were allegedly left by the stalker.
Part of the note reads:
“You must have a seed from me. We are the queen and king. A monarch.”
Damon, the teenager’s father, says his daughter’s name translates to queen in another language, and the random stranger seems to think they are a royal couple.
“From the tone of the letters this person appears to seriously be disturbed,” said Damon.
The teens Facebook page was public, meaning anyone could see anything she posted, including her friends, family and school.
A mistake her dad wants to warn other parents about.
“Facebook definitely is an open window. I wouldn’t go to sleep with an open window in my house,”
“I have no idea who this man is or what he is capable of,” the teenager said.
Damon says his family contacted the Philadelphia police department on Wednesday and talked to detectives.
They say the investigation is ongoing but as of now the man has not been charged with any crime.