When Nicole O’Kelly bought her daughter a pink truck stuffed toy, she just wanted her to have fun with it and be able to enjoy toys that are usually made for boys. But when she became aware that the toy something horrendous, she was shocked.
“I’m absolutely sick. I bought this for my 2-year-old little girl. This toy was made for little girls. I wanted answers,” O’Kelly said.
As it turned out, the strange heart symbol on her daughter’s toy was a secret symbol used by pedophiles.
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What the symbol basically means is that, when a pedophile sees children with the heart symbol, it’s a code—meaning that a child is ready to be traded for sex.
“This is pink,” Nicole told reporters. “This is for little girls, especially at a predominately male event.”
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As soon as Nicole’s story went viral, Feld Inc., the company manufacturing the toys, became aware of the situation.
They admitted that they were shocked and did not realize this was going on; they have since pulled the toys from the shelves.
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“We’re shocked. We had no idea. We reacted immediately. We wanted to do the right thing as quickly as possible. Clearly we’re in the business with providing high quality family entertainment,” said company spokesperson Stephen Payne.
“This was really obscure. Until yesterday, I had no idea there was an underlying meaning of these symbols and the deplorable behavior. We just don’t know if a crime was committed here. We have not been contacted by LEOs. We just want to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Nicole said that she bought the toy at a Monster Jam event near their house.
Where pedophiles meet
Because of their appetite for young children, pedophiles have to look for other means of communication with each other that only they could understand. This involves symbols and speaking in code.
When they’re not out prowling the streets for their next victim, pedophiles are also known arrange meet ups at certain places and exchange stories about each others’ conquests.
The next time you’re outside, you may not know that you’re standing right next to one.
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