**** RCMP Media Release
High school student victimized by sextortion
On June 18, Halifax District RCMP was notified by administration at a high school that nude photos of a student were being circulated.
Police contacted the student and determined that she added the suspect to her account on a social media platform and does not know him. He pressured her to send him nude photos of herself, which she did.
The suspect asked the victim for more photos, which she declined to send. He told her he would send the photos he already had to her contacts, which he did do, a short time later. Other students in the victim’s contact list received photos and videos.
The RCMP is reminding the public to check their security settings on their social media, and be very cautious when communicating with strangers online. Users should be very careful when sending photos via the internet, as once the image is online, it can never be fully deleted.
The matter remains under investigation.