A video of a young Texas girl screaming for help and a subsequent GoFundMe page has gone viral after the child claimed she was being sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend.
NBC’s Q6 reports that a video of a 9-year-old posted online shows the child pleading with adults for help and refusing to get out of a vehicle during a custody exchange. The child asked why no one believed her as she cried and said she didn’t want to go home with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend.
“Help me, help me!” the child screamed.
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A GoFundMe page indicated that the child had said numerous times that she was a victim of molestation, grooming, and domestic violence at her mother’s home. Currently, donations have surpassed $142,000.
“Sophie, 9 years old, has disclosed she has been continuously subjected to domestic violence, sexual grooming, and most recently molestation/rape in her primary residence,” the GoFundMe page read. “Her father is fighting for her life while her abusers pull every resource to get their hands back on her.”
The Frisco County Police Department responded to the allegations and released a statement on Twitter that read the child is in a “safe location,” and urged people to stop spreading false information about the incident.
“While the Frisco Police Department will not usually offer further comment on cases that are this sensitive in nature, we would like the public to know that the child in this case is safe and staying at a safe location.
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— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) August 31, 2020
The Lacy Lakeview Police Department also released a statement, indicating that there are many false statements being spread online. The department confirmed that the child is now in a safe home.
First and foremost, the Lacy Lakeview Police Department (LLPD) has confirmed that a female juvenile shown in numerous…
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Online court records state that the child’s parents are in a custody battle in Collin County, Texas. It’s unclear where the child is currently at, and according to the GoFundMe page, “the court is actually considering giving them back to her mother and the people who help her physically and mentally assault.”
CrimeOnline could not independently verify whether the statement is correct. Authorities cannot comment further due to an ongoing investigation.
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