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U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI And Bloomington Police Department Will Host Community Meeting To Discuss Sextortion

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Minneapolis Division Jill Sanborn, and Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts will convene a community meeting on May 14, 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. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Center for the Arts in Bloomington, Minnesota. For more information, please visit /media/1001006/download?inline

NOTE: This event is open press. All media must RSVP to and present valid media credentials at the event.




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

Updated May 9, 2019

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