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Man tried to blackmail girl, 14, with compromising photos

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Police were seeking a 29-year-old man over the weekend alleged to have told a 14-year-old girl that he would post sexually compromising photographs of her on the Internet unless she sent him more such material.

According to police sources, the girl had sent the alleged blackmailer some photographs of herself after getting to know him in an Internet chat room.

The suspect subsequently demanded more photographs, saying that he would make public the ones in his possession if she refused.

Officers of the Greek Police’s Cyber Crime Unit managed to trace the suspect’s IP address and raided his home on Friday but he was not there.

Two computer hard drives were confiscated from the premises and officers determined that the suspect had indeed visited the chat room cited by the 14-year-old and attempted to blackmail the girl.

If citizens have any insights about the possible whereabouts of the suspect, they can contact the Cyber Crime Unit on 11188.