FL: Sextortion crimes continue to rise across Tampa Bay area

Source: news.yahoo.com/

Sextortion crimes continue to rise across the Tampa Bay area. A St. Pete detective said it’s one of his top priorities to catch these suspects. Sextortion is when a suspect convinces a person to send inappropriate photos and then threatens to release those photos unless the victim sends money. It’s a crime targeting both children and adults in our area.

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St. Pete PD say sexting extortion cases more than doubled in 2023, with young people the primary targets [baynews9.com 6/6/23]

Documentary Uncovers Rapid Rise of Online ‘Sextortion’ Crimes Targeting Teens [nbcbayarea.com 9/13/22]

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I read headlines like this, then the stories behind them, and I find it really difficult to care at all.

Last edited 2 months ago by The honest hat

Sex tortion and the internet e-mail system. The DDI’s influence on criminality? Let me coin a new word: Sinfluence!
That’s right Ladies and Gentlemen, the internet has sinfluence upon the people, for better or worse. You be Da Judge!

I wonder how long it will take for some creative ne’er-do-well to blend A-I images with real people’s photos and extort them? 🤨

Send me the $$$ or I’ll release this photo of you with this child/goat/dog/ elephant! 👿”

AI-generated child sex images spawn new nightmare for the web – ACSOL