Three Algoma men were extorted after performing sex acts on webcams for women they met online.
The incidents, involving one adult male in Elliot Lake and two men in Blind River, were reported in the last month, said Const. Bev Gauthier of Ontario Provincial Police.
One of the Blind River victims was told the sex video would be released to his friends if he didn’t send $300 via a money transfer service.
Gauthier couldn’t confirm if he made the cash payment. He did report the incident to police.
The man originally received an email that “came out of the blue” with a photo and a short message from a woman, said Gauthier. Contact continued via Skype.
“(Blackmail) doesn’t happen overnight,” said Gauthier. “The victims get a little comfortable.”
“Bedroom talk” began with the Blind River man. He, similar to other victims, saw a video of a woman undressing. He was asked to perform a sex act
Read more at: http://www.elliotlakestandard.ca/2018/01/11/sextortion-affected-men-in-elliot-lakeblind-river
The US immigration officer told a young Colombian woman that he wanted sex, once or twice, and in return would give her a green card, the coveted document that would allow her to live and work in the US permanently.
What he did not know was that the conversation was recorded on a digital camera in her pocket and used as evidence in a case of “sextortion”, a form of corruption that involves officials abusing their power to obtain a sexual favour.
“Sextortion is very widespread, but it is one of the hardest-to-prove forms of corruption,” said Nancy Hendry, senior adviser at the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), which coined the term in its quest to stop the abusive practice.
Statistics are hard to come by but Interpol says reports indicate that sextortion is a growing problem with hundreds of thousands of victims around the world.
Prosecutors often have hard evidence and anti-corruption
Read more at: http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/1855061/sextortion-remains-blind-spot-international-fight-against