Roblox was founded more than a decade ago but in recent years has ramped up its global presence and accessibility on various devices, with its developers today claiming 44 million active players.
Its website states there are existing chat filters, with those logged in as being under the age of 12 placed under a "restricted chat" function to protect their wellbeing and safety.
Penny Bottomley, prosecuting, said although she was shocked and disturbed at its contents, received in January last year, the recipient decided not to involve the police, following discussion with her husband.
But she did report matters when a second similar letter arrived at her office, three months later.
These sites are visited by netizens from across the planet.
This is always the defence assembled against the underage girls who are raped by adult men.
The second most common criticism of a rape victim – right under “Asking for it”, which might as well get its own gold plaque in every crime museum in the world – is “she knew what she was doing”. The headline, which reads “Abuser jailed after girl, 13, listed lovers on her i Pad”, is among the most oddly assembled sentences I’ve ever read. And if we are calling the man an “abuser”, does that mean he also qualifies as one of her “lovers”?
He was also ordered to pay the £620 costs of the hearing, a £115 statutory surcharge, and was made subject of a two-year restraining order, forbidding him from contacting the woman.
Willey appealed against that sentence at Durham Crown Court, claiming that the custodial element was excessive.