Burlington teen facing charges of extortion after allegedly sharing pics of Oakville girl


Published January 20, 2022 at 10:32 am

A 15-year-old Burlington youth is facing charges of extortion after a girl was allegedly threatened during an online interaction.

According to Halton police’s Criminal Investigations Bureau, the victim, an Oakville resident, shared an intimate image with a male youth who she knew. She didn’t grant him permission to save the image.

However, it’s alleged that once in possession of the photo, the accused threatened to distribute it unless further images were provided. A second male youth, with whom the image was shared, is alleged to have posted the image online.

On Jan. 14 police arrested the two males responsible.

A 15-year-old male from Burlington has been charged with extortion, distributing an intimate image and voyeurism.

A 15-year-old from Caledonia has been charged with distributing an intimate image.

Both accused were released on undertaking.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web.

Sextortion is a form of blackmail and it can happen to anyone. If you are a victim of sextortion, we are here to help you.

Saving an intimate image without permission constitutes voyeurism.

Report sextortion to the Halton Regional Police Service by calling our non-emergency number at 905-825-4777. Safety tips, as well as an informative video can be found on the police website.

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