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ONLINE CHILD ABUSER ARRESTED IN ARMENIA

The press service of Armenia’s Investigation Committee reports the arrest of an online child abuder.

The man contacted young girls (mostly minors) on social media and, after insinuating himself into their confidence, blackmailed them into sexual contacts with him.

By creating fake female Facebook and VKontakte pages, the man contacted girls and asked them to send photos of them naked, after which he blackmailed them using his own account.  It is unclear how he could persuade the girls into sending their photos to a stranger (even if it were a woman).

The man threatened the girls to send the photos to their classmates and even to their families, thereby blackmailing them into sexual relations with him.

Three minors – a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old girl, with the third girl’s age uncertain – are the victims.

The man has been arrested and is facing sexual abuse charges.