The following is from Times Colonist
An 18-year-old Central Saanich man is facing 29 charges relating to sexual touching, making and possessing child pornography, and extortion involving at least 15 children.
Seamus Martin Weeks was arrested at his Central Saanich home on June 29 for offences that allegedly occurred between November 2015 and June of this year.
More victims beyond the 15 already interviewed by police have come forward since Weeks’s arrest, said Central Saanich police spokesman Cpl. Dan Cottingham.
The victims were from across the province, including Kamloops, where some of the alleged offences occurred. The ages of the victims were not released.
confirm if this was a case of webcam blackmail, a crime in which a person lures victims into taking their clothes off on camera and then threatens to release the video as a means of extortion.
The police department did not release information at the time of the arrest because of the sensitivity of the investigation, which is ongoing, Cottingham said.
Central Saanich police are working with the B.C. Integrated Child Exploitation Unit in the investigation.
Source: Times Colonist
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