Social Networks TIC TocOne of the most popular among young people, was used by a man to get Photos and videos of sexual content, Posing as another minor. person living in cliffin the province Sevilleand those who have already been arrested national police contacted youths between 10 and 15 years whom he used to blackmail to send more such material.
In 2021, a fact-check began after an 11-year-old went to the National Police Station. talk Together with her father to report that an unknown person contacted her via social networks to request intimate photographs of the latter.
Agents began relevant investigative work until they were able to identify, locate and arrest the alleged perpetrator in this city in the province of Seville last April. Subsequently, they entered his house and searched it, where a mobile device was intercepted, which provided very important information to the investigators.
After analyzing the terminal, they learned that there were several conversations with other minors in which this individual requested and received images using a ‘modus operandi’ similar to the initial complaint. In total, another 11 victims were identified in different parts of the country, all of whom were minors.
prisoner’s modus operandi
Bandi contacted countless minors through TikTok to establish friendships and gain their trust, only to later solicit them through a messaging network. Hangouts Images of a sexual nature in exchange for a significant increase in the number of your followers on social networks.
The man also sent photos of other victims, leading them to believe it was to gain their trust. When he had achieved his goal, this man again insisted on obtaining more clear images, threatening to spread them if he refused.
Finally, on 25 April, the National Police was again able to locate and arrest him in Moron. This is a 25-year-old Spaniard with a history of prostitution and corruption of minors.
In all, he has been charged with a total of 12 acts, two offenses of sexual assault on a child under the age of 16, 9 of sexual exploitation, 11 of the production of child pornography and three of allegedly being responsible for the judicial authority. are available for Of threats They charge him with sexual assault for the intimidation shown in the two cases and abuse for the same, but for acts committed before the change in the penal code. There was no physical encounter between the perpetrator and the victims.
‘Child Rooming’ or Internet Sexual Harassment
Parenting or sexual exploitation of minors through virtual means is usually a crime committed by adults. Through the use of the Internet, mainly on social networks, they recruit minors with the intention of gaining their trust and thus establishing an affectionate relationship.
When this connection becomes strong, they start requesting sexual material or even videos of physical contact. Once the images are received, they can be used for your own consumption or distributed to third parties.
To avoid these situations, the National Police recommends avoiding the publication of personal information or data that can identify you (your address, telephone number, place where you study, age …), to such people Don’t add people who aren’t familiar with your social network and block people who make you feel uncomfortable.
You must identify yourself with a username that does not reveal your age or year of birth. You have to be careful when sending pictures that could be compromising and don’t meet strangers in person who have contacted you over the internet.
Privacy settings on your social network should be changed so that only people you approve can access your posts. And, in the face of any offer that makes you suspicious or that is uncomfortable, you are urged to speak to a trusted adult or call 091.
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