Mother warns of video game after 7-year-old daughter’s avatar was sexually assaulted

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A North Carolina mother raises alarm about Roblox after her daughter witnessed violent sexual assault of her virtual character

Amber Petersen and her seven-year-old daughter were spending a cozy morning in bed on Thursday. As Brooklyn played a game on Roblox, a top gaming site for kids, Petersen read out loud from a chapter book.

But the quiet morning quickly took a different turn when Brooklyn suddenly stopped her mom from reading and showed her what had appeared on her iPad screen.

“At first, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Petersen wrote in a Facebook post that’s been shared more than 300 times since Thursday. “My sweet and innocent daughter’s avatar was being VIOLENTLY GANG-RAPED ON A PLAYGROUND by two males. A female observer approached them and proceeded to jump on her body at the end of the act. Then the 3 characters ran away, leaving my daughter’s avatar laying on her face in the middle of the playground.”

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