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Dayton Kathleen Hutton | Missing | Delta BC (Sept, 21, 2007)
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Dayton Kathleen Hutton
"There are sexual predators out there that use the Internet to lure kids," Eisenzimmer said, adding that parents need to pay attention to what their children do online.

York said her daughter is web-savvy and familiar with the importance of online privacy. She said she specifically told Hutton - as well as her 15-year-old sister - to be careful about what she shared with people online.

But like most teenagers, Hutton enjoyed spending a good deal of her time on her computer, said York.

In fact, most of Hutton's recent photographs are self-portraits she took of herself using her webcam, said York.

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Chantal Eustace, Vancouver Sun

Published: Friday, September 28, 2007

Tedra York doesn't want to speak about her fears right now - not while her 13-year-old daughter remains missing.

No one has seen or heard from Dayton Kathleen Hutton since Sept. 21, when she left her Delta school in Ladner shortly after 1:30 p.m.

Hutton had run away before, but never stayed away longer than a weekend, said York, so at first she wasn't worried about the whereabouts of her sometimes rambunctious daughter.

Even when she called police Monday, she said, she expected her daughter to return home that day.
But on Tuesday, everything changed when she turned on her missing daughter's computer.

"I found some conversations on her computer," said York, pausing for a moment before adding: "They were questionable."

She said police have asked her not to say much about what she read, including what site her daughter had been using.

After seeing the exchange, police said they worried the teenager had been lured into a meeting with someone she met online.

"There was something in her computer where she'd been communicating with somebody - you know, in one of these chat lines," said Const. Paul Eisenzimmer, a spokesman for the Delta Police.

"There was concern whether she was going to make some kind of liaison."

In this case, he said, police do not know if this "liaison" took place, or if the messages are connected with Hutton's disappearance.

But they are investigating the exchange, he said.

"There are sexual predators out there that use the Internet to lure kids," Eisenzimmer said, adding that parents need to pay attention to what their children do online.

York said her daughter is web-savvy and familiar with the importance of online privacy. She said she specifically told Hutton - as well as her 15-year-old sister - to be careful about what she shared with people online.

But like most teenagers, Hutton enjoyed spending a good deal of her time on her computer, said York.

In fact, most of Hutton's recent photographs are self-portraits she took of herself using her webcam, said York.

One image shows a wide-eyed girl, with bleached hair and punk-inspired fingernail polish, posing. Another photo - the one on Hutton's profile on the networking Facebook site - shows her in sunglasses, scowling.

None of her daughter's friends say they've heard from her, York said. She is afraid for her daughter's safety. She can't sleep. And she doesn't know what to think.

"I'm trying not to go with any gut feelings," said York. "I'm just hoping that she's mad at me."

After all, it's not the first time York has run away, she said. And they had argued the day she went missing.

Hutton was unhappy about living in a new community and attending a new school, said York. The family had moved to Ladner from New Westminster this year.

"She was having a hard time adjusting," said York. Her daughter was seeing a counsellor at Delta Secondary School, where she is enrolled in Grade Eight, she said.

Hutton, who is five-feet, four-inches (163 cm) tall with short blond hair and hazel eyes, weighs about 120 pounds (54 kg). She only had about $4 in her pocket when she left, York said.

 "I want to know where she is and that she's safe," said York. "There's a lot of fear. Every time [the police] phone, it's an overwhelming feeling," she said.

Anyone with information on Hutton is asked to call the Delta Police at 604-946-4411.

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Know what your kids are doing online and what they post online, including pictures. The Internet is NEVER private!

Mom worried missing teen lured into online meeting
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