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Man reports sexual blackmail attempt

Internet 'friend' wanted $8.5k not to distribute video

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A resident of the 34W700 block of Clyde Parkway, St. Charles Township, reported to police Feb. 22 that he was the victim of a sexual blackmail attempt, according to Kane County Sheriff’s reports.

The resident told police that he received a Facebook friend request from someone he did not know, which led to him receiving a digital video file of a woman masturbating herself, reports stated.

He then sent a similar video of himself to her, reports stated.

The woman wanted him to pay her $8,500 not to distribute the recorded display, reports stated.

Though he negotiated the price down to $1,000, the woman – who initially stated she was 25 years old – then stated he was 16 years old, reports stated.

He was given a deadline of 2 p.m. on Feb. 22 to pay up, but he decided to report the blackmail attempt instead, reports stated.

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