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However, at least four victims have killed themselves after webcam blackmailers tricked them into performing online sex acts.
Police said: "We just see the tip of the iceberg."The "sextortionists", often based thousands of miles away in Africa or Asia, use stolen pictures and fake profiles to con people into thinking they are having genuinely intimate one-on-one video calls.
More than 30 Britons a day fall for the webcam sex scams, a Mirror investigation reveals today.
Victims in Plymouth include John Pearn, who told sextortionists to stuffed and urged others to not be cowed by the blackmailers.
In truth, they were talking to an incredibly realistic-looking computer-generated child.
Now that fake girl could help authorities identify very real child predators.
“He insists that these acts did not stretch back further than three or four months. But everyone should be very careful in what they say.”Monfort also noted that his client said he “took no pleasure” in abusing his daughter and was “just messing around.” If his daughter hadn’t been able to bank on his ignorance of Web technology to outsmart him, odds are he’d still be messing around today.
Now she’s in a women’s shelter, and he’s awaiting trial in Béziers prison.
Investigators are still trying to gauge the mother’s complicity, though she appears to have been a victim as well.
Given that there’s little disputing the veracity or import of the webcam footage, the father’s attorney, Mathieu Montfort, has instead tried to downplay the frequency of such attacks: “There was a period when he was unemployed and in the middle of a divorce,” he was quoted as saying.
However, the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study, conducted in 2000 and again in 2009, indicates that the number of arrests in the United States for Internet sex crimes has tripled over that time (Wolak, 2012; Wolak, Finkelhor, & Mitchell, 2011).
Average sentences are getting longer for comparable child pornography offenses, indicating that Internet offenders will occupy custodial beds longer and will require longer terms of supervision if they become eligible for probation/parole (Wolak, Finkelhor, & Mitchell, 2009).