Mother’s anger at fake account

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A MOTHER has spoken of her anger and distress at seeing her baby’s image associated with ‘filth’ on a social networking site.

A photograph of the woman’s 11-month-old daughter had been used as a profile picture on a Facebook page which had been created using a false name and associated with explicit pornographic images of women.

The 30-year-old mother-of-three, from Bury St Edmunds, was alerted to the page last week by friends and family who were equally disgusted by it.

She said: “Nothing really fazes me but that, I had to turn off.

“Associating a baby with filth like that is totally wrong. It’s disgusting and vile.”

She added: “It was hell. I was shaking and I couldn’t sit down I was so angry.

“The following day I went to work and I just sobbed – she’s just an innocent child.”

The person believed to be responsible for creating the page was known to the mother and her name was reported to police.

She was questioned last week and was due to attend Bury’s police investigation centre yesterday for further questioning.

A police spokesman said the page was promptly taken down after they made contact with Facebook.

He said it was likely the woman believed to be responsible would receive a police caution for her actions.

But the distraught mother says a caution would not reflect the severity of the crime.

She said: “It’s my daughter and I’d do anything to protect her.

“It’s wrong and a caution to me isn’t enough punishment for what she did.”

Facebook was not available for comment.

But its terms of use state that impersonating anyone is not allowed and that accounts created for the purpose of harassing others are strictly prohibited.