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Paedophiles 'blackmail children'

Hundreds of British children are being blackmailed into performing sex acts online by paedophiles who threaten to send obscene images of the victim to their family and friends, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) centre has warned.

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Seven suicides after online blackmailing

Blackmailers demanded money from Daniel Perry before he killed himself in July.

Internationally, seven committed suicide, including 17-year-old Daniel Perry from Dunfermline in Fife, who died on July 15 after being tricked into thinking he was talking to an American girl online.

Another seven seriously self-harmed, of whom six were from the UK, Ceop said.

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