How a fake Justin Bieber “sextorted” hundreds of girls through Facebook
Police in Biloxi, Mississippi received a disturbing report in the summer of 2011: someone using the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org had been contacting young girls in the area through Facebook. “Dalton” said he was new to Biloxi and was looking for friends. When girls aged 9-16 responded, he struck up conversations. These led quickly to a question game in which he asked the girls about their bra sizes, sexual experiences, and bodily imperfections.
When girls responded, Dalton then demanded that they go further and send him topless images. If they did not, he would take the information provided by the girls themselves and send it to their parents, friends, and school officials. Numerous girls complied, though some could only bring themselves to pose in their underwear. Nearly every shot came from the cameras on the cell phones each girl owned.