Feds: Online 'sextortion' Of Teens On The Rise

By CHARLES WILSON 2010-08-14T17:07:23Z INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The nightmare began with a party: three teenage girls with a webcam, visiting an Internet chatroom and yielding to requests to flash their breasts. A week later, one of the girls, a 17-year-old from Indiana, started getting threatening e-mails....

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