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What is Sextortion?

If you have been charged with Sextortion then you need an attorney who is well versed in FBI Cybercrime laws and statutes and who understands the complexities of these kinds of cases. Crimes such as sextortion should be taken seriously, as they carry heavy penalties at both the state and federal level. Contact Dhar Law, LLP today to make sure you have the best defense.

In addition, because these crimes often involve teens and underaged persons, the charges become more significant, so a strong defense attorney is required to fight accusations of Sextortion and FBI crimes.

Law Enforcement Targeting Sextortion

According to FBI Statistics, the FBI has seen a marked increase of “Sextortion cases” where children and teens have been coerced and faced threats resulting in them sending explicit images online.

Oftentimes this can begin on a social networking app or platform where teens message one another. Sometimes a person reaches out threatening the victim that they are already in possession of images that are revealing or sexual in nature. They threaten to release the images if the victim does not send money or more images.

The victims in these cases often start out thinking they are dealing with someone their own age, who is looking for a relationship. They are tricked by someone who is making contact from a profile that looks real but is actually fake.

The person they are interacting with may threaten violence or to publish the images unless they get more money or images. Many teens will feel shame or unable to speak with a parent about this and they become isolated. Some teens have committed suicide due to Sextortion.

These crimes are taken extremely seriously by Law Enforcement as they pose such a threat to young people’s wellbeing.

Sextortion crimes are charged under a number of laws and statutes with serious penalties. For example the federal crime of sexual exploitation of children, such that it involves enticing or coercing a minor to share sexually explicit images, carries a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison. A conviction for any serious sex crimes and cyber crimes involving children will change your life permanently and could leave you branded as a sex offender.

Accused of Sextortion? What Are Your Next Steps?

If you have been accused of Sextortion or you are wanted in connection with Sextortion crimes, the attorneys at Dhar Law LLP can assist you to fight these charges.

Members of our defense team have been trained by the Center for Cybercrime Investigations and we are experienced in the defense of cyber crimes and crimes involving images and file sharing, and hacking into computer networks and Sextortion.

When it comes to crimes like Sextortion, you need to contact an experienced Boston Sextortion Attorney without delay. If you or someone you know has been charged with Sextortion, at Dhar Law, LLP, we have decades of experience fighting the most serious cases in state and federal courts. We defend your rights by building a robust case that can stand up to aggressive prosecutors. Please don’t hesitate to contact us immediately.


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