A bill that would expand the crime of extortion is moving forward in the D.C. Council after passing unanimously through a committee Thursday.
Sexual extortion is when someone has a sexual image or video of someone else and uses that compromising content as blackmail. Reported instances to a national nonprofit tripled between 2014 and 2017.
Local college students are the latest to be victimized by the growing problem of “sextortion.”
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