Yukon RCMP say 3 cases of online youth extortion reported in past week

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‘Sextortion’ does not appear in the Criminal Code of Canada, but in 2015 it became an offence to publish, distribute or transmit videos or photos of a person in an intimate setting without that person’s consent. (CBC)

Some Yukon youth appear to have been targeted in online “sextortion” — in which criminals use fake identities to trick people into performing sexual acts in front of a webcam, and then blackmail victims with the recorded images.

According to a news release from Yukon RCMP Tuesday, police have received three reports from underage victims who were allegedly extorted online over the past week.

RCMP say the first two reports were very

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