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Saskatoon Police Service warns public of increase in online child ‘sextortion’
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Saskatoon Police Service warns public of increase in online child ‘sextortion’

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has issued a warning after receiving dozens of reports of ‘sextortion’ incidents involving children in the last month. Police say offenders are commonly reaching out to teenage males on social media chat platforms, posing as a young girl of similar age to the victim.They establish credibility with their victim, often through flattery or pretending they are in a relationship, before sending intimate photos of themselves (or the profile they are posing as).They coerce victims into sending sexualized images back and then use them to blackmail the victim into sending money in return for silence. Trending Now Story continues below advertisement According to police, offenders usually threaten ...