Sextortion photos: 19-year-old Jared James Abrahams of Temecula, Calif. maliciously threatened Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolfe and seven other women after obtaining nude video footage of them without their consent. Web Pro News reports Sept. 26 that the sextortion photos were a weapon Abrahams used to get more images of the women off their computer webcams. He said he would publish the images if he didn't get more of them.
The boy managed to use manipulative software to control the womens' computer webcams.
It's reported in this sextortion photos case that Abrahams put a great deal of effort into controlling the womens' webcams. He created a “Virtual Private Network” to hide his identity when he sent threatening emails.
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf was said to be an acquaintance of Abrahams and his first victim. The FBI learned of the alleged sextortion bacck in March when an 18-year-old “C.W" was worried after she was alerted to a password change on a social networking site. She soon after received “an extortionate email” with nude photographs attached. The sender stated that Miss Teen USA should adhere to the demands contained within the email or she would see the images “plastered all over the internet.”
One of the victims identified as "M.M. 1" agreed to communicate with Abrahams through Skype. She supposedly told him, “I’m downloading Skype now. Please remember I’m only 17. Have a heart," to which the teen sextortionist replied, “I’ll tell you this right now. I do NOT have a heart!!!”
Abrahams faces two years in federal prison if he's found guilty in the sextortion photos case. The investigation is ongoing.