A man in Canada used his hacking skills to break into young girls’ computers, pose as someone they knew, then convince them to undress in front of their webcams. Those who did not continue with his game were subjected to threats of having the videos posted online, according to Ottawa Citizen.
Daniel Lesiewicz, a 30-year-old Quebec resident, managed to terrorize hundreds of underage girls before police caught up with him. Authorities were able to identify and trace only 25 of the victims, including a girl who was so humiliated she attempted suicide.
Testifying last week, another victim said Lesiewicz threatened to post a video of her online after she posed once, but refused a second time. He then sent the video link to her, her friends and her brother’s friends. The threats went on for three weeks to a month, the young girl said.
Lesiewicz pleaded guilty earlier this year to 89 charges, including luring a child, distributing child pornography, impersonation and extortion.