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This WFTV report references an FBI document:

A symbol purportedly called the "GirlLover logo" found on FBI documents from 2007 looks similar to the symbol O’Kelly found on the toy she bought.

According to the documents, the logo symbolizes a relationship between an adult and a minor girl.

The referenced FBI document doesn't seem authentic, and sources Wikipedia.

Is this a genuine FBI document?

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    Euhhh. This logo was found in the FBI Document you linked. If that evidence doesn't convince, nothing will. -1. – George Chalhoub Mar 14 '16 at 0:56
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    Seems a bit strange for the "FBI document" to be using Wikipedia as their authoritative reference... that said, it seems some websites may actually be using that symbol, whether it originated with them or if they adopted it having seen others note it as an "official" symbol. – Sean Duggan Mar 14 '16 at 2:53
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    What's the claim here? 1) Is this symbol used to symbolize adults and minor girls? 2) Does the pattern on the monster truck toy look like that symbol? [Off-topic - Opinion] 3) Was the logo on the meant to look like it? [Off-topic - Motivation] – Oddthinking Mar 14 '16 at 3:30
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    @Oddthinking I worded it poorly. "Is the document authentic?" – Raystafarian Mar 14 '16 at 7:30
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    @Raystafarian: I've updated the question to match – Oddthinking Mar 14 '16 at 8:34
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As you noted, the information does seem to be part of an "FBI document" sent to law enforcement, albeit one that quotes Wikipedia as a source. That said, there's no proof yet that this is an official document, or correct. Take, for example, the infamous Blue Star tattoo memo, which claims that there's a growing issue with people trying to "hook" kids on LSD by impregnating tattoos with cartoon characters with acid.

Also, answering the question in your title, the symbol might have been an unintentional similarity. Unilever uses a very similar symbol and have for many years.

Unilever logo

Just for the sake of completeness, Snopes ran an article about the situation and their verdict was that there's some similarity, but a) there's no indication that it was intentional (and they point out other similar symbols) and b) it's not likely to harm a child in any way to be exposed to said symbol, particularly since the majority of child sexual assaults are by friends and family, not by strangers.

  • Thanks for reading my poorly worded question the way I intended it to be read. – Raystafarian Mar 14 '16 at 7:32

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