Christine is 15, and she meets Justin online. They quickly establish a fun and flirtatious cyber-relationship.
"You have the most beautiful eyes and the sweetest smile of any girl I ever saw," he tells her, "but all I can see is your face. I bet you have great legs, too."
So she obligingly posts a picture of herself wearing shorts.
"I was right," he says, "you're stunningly beautiful. Ever thought about modeling? I have some good contacts, you know."
Before long, he flatters her into posting a picture where she's topless. She hesitates, but he assures her that it's just between them, so she goes along with the idea.
She should have trusted her instincts, because she has just put herself in a position to be blackmailed.
"Totally awesome," he says, "I can't wait to share this with my modeling buddies." She protests, but he has the picture and there's no way she can get it back. In fact, it's on the Internet, out there pretty much forever. She protests more, but to her horror, he threatens her that he'll send it anonymously to her dad, her pastor, the high school principal...
"Ok, maybe I won't, but on one condition: that you show me how beautiful you are everywhere."
They go back and forth. He sends her the addresses of the people he's blackmailing her with, and she panics. She makes yet another poor decision in her frightened state of mind: she caves in and sends him a picture of her posing nude.
Of course, one compromising picture is bad enough, but now there are two. She forgets that if she wins the teen pageant she has her heart set on, it will cost her the title. She forgets that a couple of years from now, when she's applying for scholarships, she could be disqualified. She forgets that ten years from now, when she's applying for her dream job, it will come back to haunt her. And if she ever needs security clearance, or decides to run for city council -- well, just forget it.
She has posted the pictures herself, so she has very little recourse. Every few weeks, Justin demands another picture, so she's getting in deeper and deeper. She's mortified, she's scared, she doesn't know where to turn for help.
She's been blackmailed not only into posing nude, but into compromising her life for many years to come.
When she posted that first picture, it remains there, available, viewable. Her enemies will find it. Justin will keep it hanging over her head. She realizes how stupid she's been, but it's too late.