Two arrested in connection with young girls being coerced into sharing nude photos
PUBLISHED: 15:43 25 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:59 25 November 2015
Police have arrested two men in connection with young Welwyn Garden City girls being coerced into sharing nude images of themselves via social media.
In September officers issued a warning to people in the town after a number of girls had been contacted by an unknown male pressuring them into sending images of videos of themselves.
A small number of girls sent images, and when they refused to send more, the man is alleged to have threatened to share the images on social media.
An 18-year-old man from Clacton and a 19-year-old-man from Colchester were arrested in Essex on November 11 on suspicion of making, possessing, and distributing indecent images of children and inciting children to engage in sexual activity.
They have been released on police bail until May 2016.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.