South Australia Police have identified reports involving people sending intimate images or videos, who are then threatened into paying money to stop offenders from releasing those images or videos.
These are serious offences known as ‘Sextortion’. Victims as young as 16 years old, are been targeted through social media through random friend requests. From there, an exchange in messages takes place which develops into a request for intimate images or videos from the victim. The offender then threatens to distribute the images to the victim’s family and friends, unless a payment is made.
South Australia Police encourages members of the public;
to avoid sending intimate images and videos online
to refuse demands for payments
for young people to speak to a trusted adult for support
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