A father has warned other parents to protect their children online from a sick new method a paedophile used to take advantage of his son.
Kurtis Whaley from Sydney's northern beaches was jailed for nearly 10 years in May 2020 for tricking 49 children and teenage boys into sending him nude videos.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The father of one of his victims, who cannot be named to protect his son's identity, said he fell victim to 'capping' in which predators pose as teenagers or modelling agents and look for victims, mostly aged 12 to 15.
Police say dozens of children can be targeted in as little as a few hours on video streaming platforms - with the clips of those coerced into streaming sexual acts captured, where the term originates, and circulated online.
Manipulation and blackmail are then used to prevent the victims from speaking out and to prolong the abuse.
Kurtis Whaley (pictured) from Sydney used 'capping' to target 49 boys online and was sentenced to nearly 10 years prison
'The mobile phone was used as an electronic chain and shackle making my son captive