The Australian Police on Friday accused a 25-year-old man of Internet sexual abuse of 112 girls around the world whom he blackmailed into having sexual acts in front of the camera.
The man was posing as a famous teenager on social networks to befriend the girls and ask them to perform sexual acts in front of the camera, according to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in a statement.
A 13-year-old girl notified the Police in the United States that another boy, who she believed was 15 years old, was asking her sexually explicit questions.
In addition, he was faking conversations to threaten her to send the images to her family and friends if she did not provide him with nude photos and agreed to do the sexual acts she requested.
The Police have confiscated a mobile phone, computer hard drives and USB from the house of the accused, in which they have found more than 2,000 images of girls, according to the newspaper ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’.
The man faces 113 charges including 50 charges for using a transportation service to threaten, harass or cause a crime; 26 counts of forcing a person to engage in sexual behavior; and 17 charges for requesting child exploitation material.
This accusation comes on the same day that the Federal Police has brought charges against 44 men from across the country and has removed 16 children who were in danger after dismantling a national pedophile ring in an investigation that has lasted more than a year.