SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2016 SKCA 93, Mr. M pleaded guilty to 11 counts of luring, extortion, child pornography offences, and sexual interference. He was 18-years-old at the time of the offences and targeted four girls between the ages of 12 and 14-years-old. Mr. M established individual relationships with these girls and then convinced them to send sexually explicit photos to him via text and internet messaging. He put extensive pressure on the girls to send images and directed them to engage in specific sexual activities in the photos. In the appeal, the Court emphasized the special vulnerability of children to internet-based sexual offences. His original sentence of two years less a day and three years of probation was increased to three years of incarceration. Ancillary orders included a no-contact order, required counselling, prohibition from possessing devices capable of accessing the internet, providing a DNA sample and being registered as a sex offender.
Criminal Offence(s): Extortion