Roblox Corporation has taken action against a player who was involved in 'gang raping' a young girl's character.
The girl's mother, Amber Petersen, witnessed the entire virtual assault, which took place on the corporation's flagship game, Roblox, and proceeded to share it on Facebook.
Her daughter, aged seven, was too young to understand what was going on, but Amber described how her character was left 'laying on her face in the middle of the playground' as a result.
Amber wrote: "I couldn't believe what I was seeing. 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.
"Although I was immediately able to shield my daughter from seeing the entire interaction, I am shuddering to think of what kind of damage this image could have on her psyche, as well as any other child that could potentially be exposed to this.
"I urge you to take another look at the security settings on all of your devices and closely supervise your child if you allow them to continue playing games with online platforms such as Roblox."
Beforehand, she'd made sure the Roblox security settings were at maximum, so for a game which boats 24-hour moderation, this is a pretty serious incident.
One of the players involved how now been permanently banned from the online game, which has a PEGI rating of 7+, and an official statement from Roblox stated that it's trying to 'reduce the possibility of this happening again in the future'.
The statement read: "We have identified how this bad actor created the offending action and are putting additional safeguards in place to reduce the possibility of this happening again in the future. In addition, the offender was identified and has been permanently banned from the platform and we have suspended the game.
"We have zero tolerance for this behaviour. Our work to ensure a safe platform is always evolving and remains a top priority for us."
It's not the first time Roblox has come under fire, however. Another young girl, aged six, was invited into a 'sex room' by a supposed friend, who actually turned out to be a complete stranger.
There a quite a few other incidents as well, but it makes you wonder how long these kind of things will go on for before the game will face serious consequences.
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