Editor’s Note: If you or anyone you know is the victim of a crime, call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or report it online at tips.fbi.gov.

It’s an online crisis that is targeting teenagers: sextortion. It’s a crime that federal and state officials say is rapidly increasing.

In 2022 alone, 3,000 children nationwide became victims, with crimes even being liked to suicides, including one locally.

Fox 8 is working to bring awareness to this crisis. We’re sharing stories from families affected by the crimes, officials investigating them, and experts working to prevent them.

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