Malaga online paedophile posed as boy
A PAEDOPHILE posed as a boy to coerce girls to post sexual social media images in Malaga.
National Police have charged a 46-year-old Spanish man with corruption of minors.
According to the investigations, the man created several false profiles in different social media networks in which he was posing as a 17-year-old boy to contact girls.
He then built up friendships with the girls aged between 11 and 13 years of age and having gained their trust began to demand photos and videos of sexual content.
A complaint was made in relation to one victim in Madrid and the investigation led police to Malaga.
Investigators found the man had contacted at least seven children. Police found two hard drives, three telephone terminals and five pen drives used to collect the images.
The National Police has now issued a reminder of the dangers of social networks and the importance of educating children and adolescents in safe guidelines to surf the Web and avoid being victims of grooming and other crimes.
Never provide or share private or compromising images through social networks;
Distrust strangers – in the virtual world, not everyone is who they say they are;
Keep computers updated and protected to prevent file theft;
Never give in to the blackmail of the stalker and request the help of an adult or the police in case of being a victim of harassment or intimidation on the Internet.