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Arrest in Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' case

NEED TO KNOW
  • Man accused of hijacking webcams to take nude pics
  • FBI: Suspect used up to 40 computers in operation
  • Suspect's family says he is on the autism spectrum

A California college student is accused in a "sextortion" case involving at least nine women including 'Miss Teen USA.’

The FBI says 19-year-old Jared Abrahams hacked into women's webcams and secretly recorded nude photos and videos.

He then allegedly threatened to blackmail the women if they didn't give him more explicit images.

Abrahams was released on bond yesterday.   

According to court documents he may have controlled as many as 150 computers or electronic devices.

More from HLN affiliate KTLA: Suspect allegedly used ‘malware’ to hijack webcams

 

 

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