The FBI is now investigating several reports of inappropriate packages that were sent to young girls in South Carolina, Virginia, and Alabama.
The packages included food and a letter from someone signed “Atur Bhuck,” who claims to be a 14-years-old boy who’s mentally disabled and a target of bullying – and then asks the girls to e-mail him back.
The Covington County District Attorney’s Office posted the following alert on their Facebook page;
PREDATOR ALERT: The FBI and the Alabama Fusion Center report that children living in the Southeast, including Alabama, have received unsolicited packages containing food and a letter signed “Atur Bhuck of Santa Fe, NM” as well as visitor’s packages from New Jersey. Just this week, two Phenix City, Alabama girls received the packages which addressed to them in care of their elementary school. In the letters, “Bhuck” wrote that he was 14 years old, mentally disabled and a target of bullying. He asked the girls to write him at either of these email addresses, [email protected] or [email protected] The FBI reports that the IP address of the Gmail account appears to originate from Houston, Texas and that more than 50 New Jersey visitor’s packages were ordered from that address for minor girls in Alabama, South Carolina, and Virginia. Each order included the name of the girl and the address of the elementary school she attends. The same IP address has also appeared on websites discussing girls’ underwear and types of music to listen to when he visits his pen pal in Phenix City, Alabama. Be aware, be vigilant and make sure your children are aware. Contact the District Attorney’s Office at (334) 222-2513 if you suspect your child has been targeted or with any concerns.
Raleigh’s WRAL interviewed Jena Willingham, the mother who initially tipped the FBI off to the predatory letters and packages.
“It freaked me out again to know it wasn’t isolated. She wasn’t the only one. There were lots of girls he was doing this to,” she said. “I think the other kids were getting theirs at school, but ours came to our home.”
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