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A little-known sex crime called “sextortion” is becoming more common, and teens are often the victims. Sextortion is when a perpetrator obtains a victim’s private and sensitive photos or videos and then threatens to release them publicly unless the victim meets their demands. Perpetrators tend to blackmail their victims into paying them money, sending sexual images or video, or performing

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Warn Teens About “Sextortion”

Of the many things parents might worry about concerning their teen – drugs, bad grades, moodiness, etc. – few would probably have worried about blackmail. But apparently, parents should be very worried. Last week, the U.S. government announced they had captured over 250 child predators – including teachers, clergymen, and school coaches – in a massive 5-week crackdown. Many of

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