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A teenage boy has been accused of distributing lewd photos of his online girlfriend, and allegedly trying to extort more from her, days after a similar case led to the suicide of a teenager in British Columbia.

Police allege a teenage Toronto boy met a girl online and started a relationship. During this time, she provided photos of herself to him. However, police say the boy then tried to coerce the girl into sending him a video. When she refused, the boy gained access to the girl’s email account and mailed out the pictures she had previously sent to people she knew.

While police are not disclosing how the boy gained access to the account, Det. Const. Dayna Boyko said it is often done via answering security questions that may be too easy or having been given the password…

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