Friday, February 20, 2015

Cheshire police investigate alleged ‘sextortion’ against boy, 15

By Luther Turmelle
Register Staff
CHESHIRE >> Police are investigating what appears to be an attempt to extort money from a local juvenile, using social media.
Detective Sgt. Thomas Bobok Thursday said a 15-year-old boy reported that during a Skype online video phone conversation last month, the person with whom he was chatting convinced him to masturbate on camera. The two subsequently contacted each other via social media platforms, at which point Bobok said the individual, who appeared to be a woman, threatened to release the video of the teen masturbating if he didn’t pay her an undisclosed sum of money.
“All of the social media accounts the individual had have been closed, so now we’re trying to track down the information about who may have created them,” he said.

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