Once the chat ends, the victim is contacted by the blackmailer, who then tries to elicit money from him by threatening to release the sensitive images.Two such incidents unfolded at the University of Colorado in September, prompting campus police to open an investigation and send out statements to students, warning them what to look out for.
Police ultimately identified the user's IP address and executed a search warrant at Jamieson's Winnipeg home.
Officers immediately found child pornography on a desktop computer associated with the accused, Dojack said.
In 2013, a Scottish teenager made headlines when he jumped from a bridge, taking his own life, after he reportedly was extorted by a group operating out of the Philippines.
Sources told local media at the time that cops believed that Daniel Perry, 17, killed himself because he was worried the blackmailers were going to show his family a sexual encounter he had with a girl on Skype.
I thought that since I was an attractive, fit, well-educated, financially and emotionally secure guy that I would have no problem finding a woman in her mid 30s to settle down with and start a family.