Swedish courts this week handed down a groundbreaking conviction of “online rape” against a man who preyed on children over the internet — which could, hopefully, help any future victims seeking recourse after similar crimes. According to Broadly, the defendant was accused of victimizing 27 children from the US, Canada, and the UK. According to the Canadian National Post, he apparently coerced them into performing acts on camera under threat of murdering their loved ones. Europol describes how victims of online sexual coercion, specifying that risk factors include significant use of social networks, a poor grasp of online security practices,… This story continues at The Next Web
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