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.
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.