A new analysis from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection suggests a stark rise in sextortion crimes targeting youth, with the majority of victims being adolescent boys.
The Winnipeg-based agency says it opened 322 cases this July, compared to 85 in July 2021 and just 15 in July 2019.
Of those 322 cases last month, 92 per cent involved boys or young men.
In the past, the centre would see mostly cases of girls and young women being extorted for compromising photos, but that’s changed, said Stephen Sauer, director of Cybertip.ca at the CCCP.
“The difference is that for young girls, what we’re seeing is often
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