Online paedophile made children perform sexual acts

PUBLISHED: 12:12 22 December 2011

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Are you a victim of the web cam pervert? Police have arranged appropriate advice and help.

Police have arrested a man who they believe has been hacking in to children’s computers and forcing them to perform sexual acts in front of a web cam.

The suspect, who has not been named, was detained by police in Kuwait.

Now Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is appealing for any unidentified victims to seek appropriate advice and help.

CEOP believes offences may date back as far as 2008.

Children and young people who think they may have been targeted are being encouraged to call an NSPCC helpline - 0800 614 458.

Helpline staff have been fully briefed on the investigation.

The offender’s method has been to use an instant messenger service and pretend to be a friend of the targeted a victim.

During subsequent conversations, the offender directed victims to an internet link.

When clicking on this link, victims were asked to provide their e-mail account(s) and password(s), allowing the offender to take control of their login information. The offender was then able to take control of and hack of the victims’ accounts, changing their passwords and security information.

The offender would then inform the victims that their account had been hacked and they no longer had control of it.

The offender continued the threats, saying that personal information about them would be sent to friends and family on the internet, unless they continued to perform sexual acts via the webcam.


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