Sri Lankan immigrant, 23, is accused of sextortion in Melbourne

Sri Lankan immigrant, 23, is accused of coercing young girls into sending him explicit photos and videos before blackmailing them into sending more A Sri Lankan man living in Melbourne has been charged with child sex offences  He allegedly coerced young girls into sending explicit images and videos He then allegedly then blackmailing them to send more by threatening to share 

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 04:09 BST, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 04:15 BST, 12 September 2020

A Sri Lankan man living in Melbourne has been charged with child sex offences over coercing young girls into sending explicit images and videos of themselves and then blackmailing them to send more.

The Australian Federal Police alleged the man distributed the intimate content to the girls' families and friends as a punishment for failing to comply.

The 23-year-old was arrested after tip-offs from both the London Metropolitan Police and the FBI about young girls, aged between 12 and 14, receiving threatening messages.

A Sri Lankan man living in Melbourne has been charged with child sex offences over coercing young girls into sending explicit images and videos of themselves and then blackmailing them to send more

A Sri Lankan man living in Melbourne has been charged with child sex offences over coercing young girls into sending explicit images and videos of themselves and then blackmailing them to send more

Investigators traced the messages to an address in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood and executed a search

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