School age girls alert RCMP of Snapchat extortions
Elk Valley RCMP Jan. 18 reported that number of school-age girls have come forward to say an unknown suspect has attempted to extort them after they had provided explicit photos of themselves over a social media platform, specifically Snapchat.
“We need information to help us identify who is behind this and put a stop to it,” stated A/Cpl Debra Katerenchuk. “This type of extortion is also known as “sex-tortion.”
Police ask parents and guardians to talk to their children about the risks of sharing content online and having explicit content on devices that are connected to the internet.
If you or someone you know is a victim of such a crime, please call and report the incident to the police at 250-425-6233.