What to Read Next

Mother’s stolen Instagram baby photos used for sexual role play

Shereen Dindar
Shine On
May 2, 2013

The rash of news stories involving stolen online child photos for advertisements, and even pornography, has made all manner of concerned parents shiver with hair-raising fear.

In a recent case, Pennsylvania mother Kaylee Dora discovered that images of her adorable son Noah were being used for sexual role playing games on Instagram, reports the Toronto Star.

Dora posted photos of Noah on Instagram not suspecting for one moment they would be use for illicit purposes. In addition to the photos been taken without permission and re-posted with insulting comments about her son, they were also posted under an anonymous account with stolen baby photos from social media that invite others to "adopt" or "role play."

For those of you unfamiliar with the seedy underground world of "baby role playing," the Toronto Star explains.

"In conversations in the comments under each photo, the adopter can describe normal situations like playing with or feeding the baby, but sometimes the fantasies veer into sexual games," writes the paper.

"Even a cursory search brings up dozens of baby role plays on Instagram, many which describe sex in front of or with babies."

One Toronto-area mother is so outraged by the practice of baby role playing that she started her own hashtag #downwithbabyrp as a way for people to speak out against it.

The practice is so obscure that even one of the country's leading experts in online child pornography, Det. Paul Krawczyk from the Toronto Police Service, had not heard of it until being interview by the Star.

The issue of people's personal photos being stolen from online social networks and used in ads, pornography, or for general degradation is not a new problem.

Just this week, a Tennessee couple made news for suing media companies for the use of altered and "offensive" images of their son with Down syndrome.

And back in 2005, Britney Spears threatened legal action after pictures of her newborn son popped up on the Internet, apparently stolen from a private photo shoot.

An Overlooked Method To Pay Off Your Credit Card

If you're paying credit card interest, you could save hundreds or thousands of dollars by transferring your balance to this no-fee card.

Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

United States drivers are surprised that they never knew this. If you drive less than 50 mi/day, you better read this...

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

9 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.

Do NOT pay your insurance until you try this.

If you drive less than 55 miles/day OR have no DUI's you can get auto insurance for as low as $29/ Month! See if you qualify.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

How Can Refinancing Your Student Loans Save Money?

SoFi can help you reduce your student loans and help you pay off your debt hassle free!

Missed Open Enrollment? You can still buy Medigap!

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period isn't the only time to buy Medigap coverage. You can actually buy at any time of the year.

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

Men: Tighter Looking Skin In One Easy Step

How older men tighten their skin and reduce the look of wrinkles without cosmetic procedures.

Surprising Rule Helps People In Credit Card Debt

Discover how these federal changes are keeping consumers safe and helping people pay off credit card debt faster.