A dad has saved his fifteen-year-old daughter from human traffickers after he followed his instincts.
People often say that when you become a parent, you develop a sixth sense…
And in the case of Scott Jenkins, that seems to be correct.
When Scott stumbled upon one of his fifteen-year-old daughter’s online friends, he began to grow suspicious.
Now, some may say he was being overprotective, but in actual fact, Scott’s suspicions saved his daughter’s from human traffickers.
Scott, who regularly checks his daughter, Hayley’s social media pages, began to notice that something was wrong when Hayley’s attitude started to change.
Also noticing a time gap in messages and images, Scott began to start checking on Hayley’s online activities more regularly, GoalCast reports.
After a few weeks of doing so, Scott discovered inappropriate pictures of his daughter that had been sent to a boy named Bruce.
Scott immediately investigated Bruce’s social media where he confirmed his identity and that he was the same age as his daughter, but while doing so, Scott found something else…
Scott noticed that Bruce’s online friends were made up of older men.
So, suspicious about what he had found, Scott decided to report it to the Cyber Task Force of Portage Portal.
It was not until a few months later, when Scott received a call from the police asking him to come to the police station, that he realised what he had potentially prevented from happening.
The police informed Scott that he had potentially saved his daughter from being a victim of human trafficking as Bruce was being used to lure teenage girls.
Shocked that his daughter was considering meeting Bruce and at what could have happened, Scott now encourages parents to “dig into your children’s account.”
“Dig into your children’s accounts, ask them questions, and tell them not to have ‘friends’ they don’t actually know,” Scott said, the outlet reports. “I had no idea just how close I came to never seeing my daughter again. It’s worth the upset it may cause your child to keep them safe.”