A 16 year old Edmonton boy has been charged with online sextortion.
Police allege the boy befriended a 16 year old girl on social media and pressured her into sending nude photos.
The victim was allegedly threatened into complying, and further threatened that if she did not continue to send more photos she would be exposed to family and friends.
Edmonton’s Internet Child Exploitation team arrested the boy Wednesday and charged him with extortion, possession of child pornography, and luring.
Police are investigating the possibility of additional victims.