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Dubai teenager arrested for blackmailing 12-year-old girl

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Dubai: Dubai police have arrested a teenage girl for blackmailing a 12-year-old girl with her private photos.

According to Captain Abdullah Al Shehi, Deputy Director of the Cybercrime Department of the Dubai Police Force, the 15-year-old Arab boy asked the girl to pay money for not posting his photos on social media platforms .

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She enlisted the help of her uncle, who alerted the Dubai police. “The girl’s family filed a complaint against an unknown person who threatened to defame her on Instagram. He created social media accounts posing as the girl and posted a few photos. He asked for money to remove the photos, ”said Captain Al Shehi.

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The girl’s family have asked for help blocking the fake accounts and recovering the footage.

Dubai police identified the teenager and arrested him. “Her cell phone contained pictures of the girl and conversations with the victim.”

Police said the teenager had the victim’s photos and after she sent them he threatened to post them unless he was paid. Police said the Arab teenager took advantage of the girl after noticing that she was afraid to inform her family.

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Dubai Police have warned the public not to be a victim of online extortion and alert the police or their families. Victims can report such incidents on the Dubai Police e-crime platform.

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