Phone sex, sexting, instant messaging, chat rooms, live web cams, online dating sites, online virtual worlds, exchanging photos and live videos, not to mention Skype, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter—the list goes on.Simply put, there's no end to the options for a partner who is motivated to engage in a non-physical sexual relationship without someone else outside of marriage.Penciled on the wall, someone had scrawled "My Mom and Dad love me" and a broken heart.In his computer were videos and images of young boys and girls engaged in sex acts.Last time, we discussed the phenomenon of sextortion and cyber-predation, dangerous crimes that have grown out of the age of social media and internet.How does one fall victim to these crimes, and how can we protect ourselves and our children?In this April 20, 2017, photo, food wrappers, cigarettes, plastic cups, perfume, and deodorant are spread across the workspace of suspected child webcam cybersex operator, David Timothy Deakin, from Peoria, Ill., during a raid in Mabalacat, Philippines.Children's underwear, toddler shoes, cameras, bondage cuffs, fetish ropes, meth pipes, stacks of hard drives and photo albums cluttered the stuffy, two-bedroom townhouse.
Ironically, most sextortionists are not our typecast older males; they are typically 20-30–year-old men.
In his computer files, there were videos and images of children engaged in sex acts.
(AP Photo/Aaron Favila) Children's underwear, toddler shoes, cameras, bondage cuffs, fetish ropes, meth pipes and stacks of hard drives and photo albums cluttered the stuffy, two-bedroom townhouse.
Initially, the capper may convince the victim to provide a suggestive photo, and once received, follows with various threats in an attempt to extort further and more revealing photos or activities.
In other situations, victims may be told by the stranger that their address is known and that harm will come to the victim’s family if s/he doesn’t comply with certain demands, usually commencing with nude or intimate photos.