Perverts behind disgusting Snapchat sextortion plot have photos of girls as young as 12
- 8:00, 10 Jul 2022
PERVERTS behind a Snapchat sextortion plot hold explicit images of girls as young as 12, The Irish Sun can reveal.
And the number of victims could be close to 400 — double the original estimate.
Girls being blackmailed have been told that to have their images deleted they have to share revealing pictures of other females or, in some cases, pay cryptocurrency.
It is understood most victims are or were pupils at two schools in Co Wexford.
Others may come from south Kilkenny. A number are receiving counselling with some feared to be suicidal.
A source said two victims, who are now adults, say the blackmailers have images from when they were just 12 and 15 which they had sent their boyfriends.
The source told the Irish Sun: “In the last six months they have been contacted by their friends to say their images have been circulated on Snapchat.
“There is a folder of 386 girls names. The upset in both family and friendship circles is huge.
“These guys are paedophiles. Lives are being destroyed and it could be a girl you know who is secretly suffering, afraid to come forward.”
Cops said in a statement: “Any person who is concerned that they have been a victim following the uploading of personal explicit imagery online without their consent, at any time, should contact their local Garda station.”