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Father of sexual assault victim says sex offender is back online

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The father of a sexual assault victim says a registered sex offender in Louisville is using social media to find more victims.

We're keeping his identity private because of the sensitivity of the situation, but the father of a sexual assault victim says the man that sexually assaulted his 11-year-old daughter is back online.

"He was still on Instagram, still talking to 12,13,14-year-old girls giving them his phone number asking them to snapchat him," he said.

18-year-old TJ Michael Chaddic is listed on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry.

According to the registry, it's a violation for any registered sex offender to use a social networking website or any type of instant messenger.

The girl's father says back in July, Chaddic sent his daughter a follow request on Instagram.

He says the day she accepted that request is the day she was sexually assaulted.

"He told her a bunch of people were going to play hide and go seek and then when she got out there, there wasn't anyone else out there. He just came out of the woods and grabbed her."

The girl's father wanted to keep the circumstances private, but Chaddic recently pleaded guilty to sexual assault in the second degree.

"Angry. Upset. You know, I'm a father of a daughter. That's your worst nightmare, right?"

The girl's family agreed to a plea deal, which put Chaddic's name on the sex offender site.

The girl's father says he doesn't feel the rules are being enforced.

"I just feel like we've been smacked in the face that he's just continuing to do the same thing and nobody's doing anything about it."

He says he knows social media is hard to monitor, but it's something he wants parents and guardians to pay close attention to.

"Social media is good and bad and you need to be an active parent and be involved in what goes on. If I wouldn't have looked the same day it happened, it could've been worse than what did happen."

He doesn't want anyone else to fall victim.

"We continue to go to therapy. We went to therapy today. We have our ups and downs but she's doing pretty good."

Chaddic deleted his Instagram on Wednesday.

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