Dutch webcam Peeping Tom gets jail term

25th July 2008, Comments 0 comments

A Dutch court has sentenced a man who used computer virus to gain control of webcams to spy on young girls to two and a half years in jail.

25 July 2008

HAARLEM - A court in Haarlem has sentenced a man to two and a half years' imprisonment for using a computer virus to gain control of webcams to spy on young girls. One year of the term was suspended for three years.

The 22-year-old man from Culemborg in the centre of the Netherlands used his secret recordings to blackmail the girls, making them send him nude photos of themselves.

He was found guilty of breach of the peace using computers and possession of child pornography. Eight of his 10 victims ended up pressing charges against him.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica] 

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