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Teen Killed Himself 3 Hours After 'Sextortion' Started

It's a growing problem that can quickly spiral into tragedy

(Newser) - A family in Manitoba, Canada has a message for parents everywhere: "Make sure your kids know they can come to you or another safe adult with any problem, and nothing is too wrong to fix." By itself, the message could apply to any number of troubles teenagers could...

FBI Warns of Sexual Extortion's Tragic Toll

Young male victims sometimes only see shame, experts say, and can't find a way out

(Newser) - The FBI is increasing its efforts to warn parents and teenagers about sexual extortion scams that are leaving young people consumed by shame and, in some cases, pushed to commit suicide. The crime is not rare: Officials say more than 18,000 complaints related to what they call sextortion were...

Naked Mole Rats Fighting 'Sextortion' in Canada

Nonprofit encourages teens to send naked mole rats instead of naked pics

(Newser) - Incidents of "sextortion"—adults posing as teens to get actual teens to send nude photos, then blackmailing them—are on the rise in Canada. But Canadian teens have a new defender: the humble naked mole rat. Quartz reports a new campaign from the Canadian Center for Child Protection...

Man Accused of 'Massive Sextortion' Plot Gets 38 Years

Anton Martynenko 'terrible human being' for luring teen boys into sending nude pics: victim

(Newser) - What's said to have been the biggest child-pornography production case in Minnesota history ended Tuesday in a St. Paul courtroom, and two of the victims faced down their tormenter there. "We all can now be given freedom from this," one of the unnamed victims, now a young...

Miss Teen USA Tangled in 'Sextortion' Case

Suspect charged with extortion, hacked up to 40 computers: police

(Newser) - A 19-year-old man was charged yesterday with hacking webcams at the home of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women to extort nude photos and videos from them, with authorities contending he forced several women to strip. Jared James Abrahams of Temecula surrendered to FBI agents to face an...

Teen 'Sextortion' on the Rise
 Teen 'Sextortion' on the Rise 

Teen 'Sextortion' on the Rise

Girls flash their boobs online...then get extorted

(Newser) - Sexting isn't the only thing parents have to worry about these days: "Sextortion" is on the rise, and it's pretty ugly. Federal prosecutors say they're seeing an uptick in cases of online sexual extortion, in which teens who reveal their bodies via the Internet are then contacted by pornographers...

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