2 'Sextortionists' Arrested in Lebanon for Blackmailing Minor

Published January 21st, 2018 - 07:00 GMT
A minor had been blackmailed via the use of compromising pictures (Shutterstock/File)
A minor had been blackmailed via the use of compromising pictures (Shutterstock/File)

The Internal Security Forces Saturday announced the arrest of two men involved in “sextortion” in the northern city of Tripoli.

The suspects, identified as Lebanese R.H. and Aa.H., born in 1998 and 1988 respectively, were arrested “within 24 hours” of a complaint being filed by a mother, on Jan. 11.

In the complaint, the mother alleged that her daughter, a minor, had been blackmailed via the use of compromising pictures.

The suspects had reportedly communicated with minors online, persuading the latter to electronically send them compromising images or videos, and then extorting their victims financially or sexually, under threats of releasing the material online.

The ISF urged victims of extortion to report these schemes “immediately,” in order that the crimes be rapidly solved.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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