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A friend was Skyping with a girl and they showed each other their private areas. She tricked him into believing she was an adult but then claimed she was 16. She’s threatening to blackmail him with video if he doesn’t pay up. What should he do?

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Texas

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Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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