Sex­tor­tion warn­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

A num­ber of ‘ sex­tor­tion’ cases un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Char­lot­te­town po­lice have led the polic­ing agency to is­sue a public warn­ing.

Char­lot­te­town po­lice say sev­eral in­stances of ex­tor­tion us­ing in­ti­mate photos and videos have oc­curred re­cently in the city.

In­di­vid­u­als utiliz­ing fake dat­ing pro­files through online dat­ing sites, and other so­cial media sites, in­vite vic­tims into con­sen­sual online con­ver­sa­tions.

The chat then be­comes sex­ual and the vic­tim is en­cour­aged to move to video chat.

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