Scary News

Hi Pixies,

While searching for Pixie Hollow news, I stumbled across a really scary article that frightened and disgusted me.

The article is meant for mature audiences, so if you are under the age of 12, please ask permission from a parent or guardian before continuing:

Man Allegedly Kidnaps Girl He Met On ‘Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow’ Website

A Colorado man is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Connecticut girl he met through a Disney Fairies online game.

Timothy Wind, 53, was arrested Wednesday at his home Longmont, Colorado. The victim, a young teen girl who had been reported missing from her home in Hartford, Connecticut in August, was found two weeks later and nearly 2,000 miles away in Wind’s apartment.

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Police say that Wind met the girl about two years ago via a website for kids called Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow, and he had been plotting to kidnap her for more than a year.

A friend of the victim told police that the girl had claimed to have a boyfriend named Tim for about a year prior to her kidnapping.

Wind is charged with second-degree kidnapping, sexual assault of a child, Internet exploitation, and enticement of a child.

Boulder County Housing and Human Services is caring for the teen and working to reunite her with her family in Hartford.

“Parents need to be extra vigilant in watching who these people are, not to give away clues as to your age, sex, location. These things should not be given away and children should be monitored when they’re on the Internet,” said Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley.

This article really upset me, because there’s a chance that either myself or one of my readers had been friends with the 14-year-old girl at some point while Pixie Hollow was open and maybe could have helped her… 😦

I can’t stress enough the importance to NEVER give out personal info when gaming and/or chatting with strangers, NEVER agree to meet anyone you’ve met online alone, and NEVER lie for a friend who is emailing/texting/chatting, etc. with an adult – please tell a parent or guardian who can address the situation.

Many young girls who are preyed upon and kidnapped by older men are often hurt or sometimes even killed. Please take this matter very seriously and make sure you and your friends are being safe online.

♥ Marigold

 

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13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rachel Lau on October 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I’m trying to access your site, but since I subscribed it, I also try to enter your site, Marigold, it says it have malware.

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  2. Posted by carrie tuliptwist on October 16, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    yeah i heard about this. i never considered that i might of been friends with her………..

    thanks for posting Marigold 🙂

    Fly With you, Carrie Tuliptwist

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  3. Oh my, that definitely is frightening.. Well I suppose that goes to show that you really do have to be careful on the internet and that you don’t really know who’s really there behind the screen.

    It’s super sad that I could have actually known her but didn’t know…. :c

    Minerva

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  4. Wow, i am very shocked. I’m actually left speechless in the thought that even i could have been in that poor girl’s place. But that is something i definetly don’t want to talk about…
    All i ‘d like to say, is that I advise all of the fairies that read this to follow Marigold’s advice.
    Internet is definetly not as “harmless” as it seems. So always be aware of the information you’re giving away when chatting on the Internet, and don’t be afraid to let your parents know about the people you’re communicating with online, even if you fear their reaction. Because they love you, and they want the best for you so they will surely be understanding and eager to give you some peace of advice.

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  5. This news does scare me so. I shall be more careful now, on the internet.
    Another thing which bothers me is that this could be one of the reasons Hollow closed.
    I kinda can’t figure out how the girl gave out the info, since the chat was moderated. But still.

    Take care!
    Sarah

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    • I also wondered if this was one of the reasons PH closed… 😦
      I don’t think she gave her info out on PH because of all the chatting restrictions, but they initially met on PH and were able to meet elsewhere online to exchange personal info (probably after PH closed). Still scary and a good lesson for all of us to be safe.

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      • Posted by carrie tuliptwist on October 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm

        i thought about that to but wasn’t this info released a long time after pixie hollow shut down? and even if so how could Disney know that he was gonna do that and Marigold you are right about the chat she probably couldn’t of given her details away on pixie hollow. I don’t think the caused pixie hollows closer but due to this news if pixie hollow was ever going to reopen this would certainly delay it would it not?

        fly with you, Carrie Tuliptwist

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      • That’s what I also think. Do you know about the date when this incident occurred? That should clarify things.

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  6. I’ve heard of this news. There was also another incident like this in Club Penguin. Never give anyone any of your info no matter who they sound like! I gave another pixie my email thinking she was my friend. Soon, she started acting very strange and sent me weird links. I was quick enough to block her.

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  7. Posted by Jade VanillaFlash on October 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    This is creepy and dumb. Why would you even- I don’t know.
    Ugh!!! Fair warning: NEVER SHARE PERSONAL INFO UNLESS IT IS W/ SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN REAL LIFE CLOSELY, AND, BETTER IDEA, SHARE PERSONAL INFO IN PERSON!!!

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