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April 12th, 2012
05:20 PM ET

Man arrested for "sextortion"

Brooke Baldwin talks to Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Debrota about the arrest of a man who tricked boys into "sextortion". The alleged criminal used online surveillance to gain information which he used to blackmail his powerless victims.

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  1. Mark

    what a creep. people seriously need to have better hobbies than this!

    April 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  2. Wakka

    Well, if the boys didn't have sex with him in the first place, they would have nothing to be used against them in an extortion scheme.

    April 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  3. WASP

    i say put him down like the dog he is. what type of mental freak does this kind of thing. as they once said in england " off with his head, both of them."

    April 27, 2012 at 9:30 am |
  4. CreepyWhiteGuyInMidWestTown

    This is a typical creepy middle-aged white male from Mid-West town in U.S.A. Most family court judges do this too.

    April 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  5. Tom Payea

    the death penalty would be too lenient

    April 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
  6. BTK

    looks like the btk killer. maybe the govt should do facial profiling

    April 29, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  7. Cyndie King

    Wakka - This guy is a predator and will use any means necessary to get what he wants and that includes convincing his victim that what's about to happen is OK and that no one would believe him if he told anyway. The article doesn't say that proof of sex with the boys was the blackmail tool, it says he got information on the boys and used THAT to blackmail them into having sex. Learn to read.

    April 30, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  8. Caiha

    Why is that crazy people seem to never accidentally attempt to pray on other crazy people? Like if one of those boys was also a psychopath and showed up with a shotgun and a butcher's knife, this problem would've been solved a long time ago. Ah well...

    April 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  9. Debbie

    Wakka is of the belief that it is always the victim's fault because they didn't say No.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  10. Cap'n Stern

    Allow me to quote Hanover Fiste. "Hangin's too good for him, burnin's too good for him. He should be torn into itsy bitsy little pieces and buried alive!"

    May 5, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  11. websterkrawly

    Another one bites the dust. It will be a glorious day indeed when all the scum like this one are gone, gone, gone. Never happen, I know. But I can dream!

    May 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm |

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