Canuck faces life sentence for nude girl webcam scheme
As young as 14
More charges have been filed against a Montreal man accused of fiendishly using the internet to trick or coerce girls into posing nude for him on webcams.
Daniel Lesiewicz, 27, of the Montreal suburb of Dorval, was arrested in March and charged with possession and production of child pornography, uttering threats and extortion. Late last week, the Quebec police said additional charges were filed, including multiple counts of luring a child, and unauthorized use of a computer.
Lesiewicz allegedly created a fictitious profile of a girl and used it to befriend girls in chat rooms and persuade them to be photographed with their clothes removed. Later, a man identified as Dave contacted the girls and threatened to post nude photos of them online unless they provided him with additional compromising pictures.
Investigators have located at least 12 victims, some as young as 14. Lesiewicz, the owner of a computer online support company, faces the possibility of a life sentence, according to The Gazette. He has been detained since his arrest on March 19 and is scheduled to have a bail hearing on May 7.
According to an earlier article, Lesiewicz in some cases managed to gain control over some victims' machines after sending them trojan-laced emails. Sophos makes much hay of this detail here, but we think the bigger take-away is to be wary of unknown people in chat rooms, especially when they suggest you send them nude pics of yourself. ®
It was 24 years, not 20
The news here says 24 years.
It seems a very strange case, the alleged dungeon looks more like a well appointed
If these occupants never saw daylight for years, how come they seem so healthy?
More interesting facts to come I think.
> I'm starting to think that natural selection is not working anymore
ever since we took monkey bars out of playgrounds, removed all the corners on children's toys and furniture, no more lawn darts, etc etc etc
while this guy gets 15 years?
"Officials had said Fritzl faces up to 15 years in prison if charged, tried and convicted on rape charges, the most grave of his alleged offenses under Austrian law. "
This is the guy who confessed to locking up his 11 year old and raping her, fathering 7 (6 currently living) children with her for the last 20 years, and keeping 3 of those children "upstairs" and 3 in the dungeon he fashioned........... So at least we know not to model ourselves after Austrian laws.