French child-lurer had 77 Quebec victims
The Sûreté du Québec, in collaboration with French police authorities, has solved an important case of computer luring and extortion that targeted 77 young victims in Quebec. Since April 2017, a 27-year-old man from the Paris region was rampant on social networks. He always used the same ploy: he created a fake teenager account by using the photos of other girls. While pretending to be a young woman, he began discussions with teenage victims and mentioned being part of a fashion or modeling school. He deceived his victims to obtain inappropriate pictures of them. He then used various threats of publishing the pictures or ruining the girls’ reputations to obtain even more compromising images.
With the help of the French police, the man was located in the Paris area and arrested on Sept. 27. He could face charges of computer luring, extortion, and possession, production and distribution of child pornography.
Seventy-seven victims were identified in Quebec, including 32 in Center-duquébec and six in Estrie.