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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 2, 2019

Federal And Local Officials To Host Community Meeting In Duluth To Discuss Sextortion

The United States Attorney’s Office, the Minneapolis Division of the FBI, the Duluth Police Department, and the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office will convene a community meeting on December 3, 2019, to talk about the issue of sextortion and the alarming increase that law enforcement is seeing in these types of cases. Sextortion is a type of online sexual exploitation where victims are coerced into providing sexually explicit images or videos often in compliance with a threat being made against them or their loved ones.

Join us for a panel discussion highlighting the issue of sextortion, trends in victimization, recent cases, prevention tips, and what to do if you or a loved one becomes a target. Parents, teachers, students, law enforcement, and community leaders are encouraged to attend.

This event is free and open to the public, however registration is strongly encouraged. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 5:30-7:45 p.m. at the Hermantown Police Department in Hermantown, Minnesota. For more information or to register, please email usamn.outreach@usdoj.gov

NOTE: This event is open press. All media must RSVP to usamn.outreach@usdoj.gov and present valid media credentials at the event.

 

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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600

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Community Outreach
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated December 2, 2019