It was online monitoring which eventually yielded the Romanian IP address, its related e-mail addresses, and which platforms it was most likely to visit.
Europol warns that such predatory behaviour towards children has "skyrocketed in the past years, but remains largely underreported".
There’s also an ongoing international case linked to one of the reported suicides.
Martin Hewitt, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for kidnap and extortion and adult sexual offences Assistant Commissioner called sextortion “a really worrying emerging threat”.
The criminal gangs conducting sextortion businesses have been linked to the Philippines, Morocco and the Ivory Coast.
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According to the , more than 40 arrests were made last year in the Philippines.He said: "You're gonna do what I'm telling you or else I'll publish all this crap for your friends and not only: porn sites (20 or more), torrents and DC !!! There’s been a major increase in the reporting of webcam blackmail among young men in the UK, as criminals online use fake profiles to lure people into performing sex acts on camera.Two Northern Ireland `law enforcement officials' took part in the raid, according to Romanian media. He had used his computer equipment to send aggressive demands for £3,300 in Bitcoin currency. They identified it as "a relatively new trend in the field of online child sexual abuse".Timisoara prosecutors initially ordered a 24-hour detention order to hold Iulian Enache for "child pornography in a continuous form and blackmail".A 31-YEAR-OLD man has appeared at Bucharest Municipal Court, Romania, charged with producing and distributing indecent images of children and blackmail.The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the charges are connected to the death of 17-year-old Tyrone teenager Ronan Hughes in 2015. Detective Superintendent Gary Reid, from the PSNI’s Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, said: “Detectives from the PSNI are currently in Romania assisting our colleagues with this phase of the investigation.A report released this summer stated that sexual information or images are increasingly being sought and used to extort sexual material, sexual favours or money.It said that when targeting a minor, offenders are usually either motivated by a sexual interest in children or financial gain.