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    Schoolboy takes his own life after online trick

    This is just awful.

    http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-33058674

    http://www.u.tv/News/2015/06/08/Boy-...pictures-38679

    From link:
    Tributes have been paid to the 17-
    year-old, who has been named by
    his school and GAA club as Ronan
    Hughes from the Coole Road area of
    Coalisland.
    He died on Friday and police are
    investigating the circumstances.
    However, a PSNI spokesman said it is
    understood he took his own life after
    he had been tricked into posting
    images on a social networking site.
    Police are investigating.

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    Oh you guys it gets worse. My heart goes out to this poor boys family

    http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-33069357

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    Awful tragedy, I hope whoever who was blackmailing him gets caught or at least gets bitten on the butt by karma.

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    The family are going to start a campaign and it seems like a police investigation is continuing, although other articles quoted them as saying there was no crime.

    The principal of a primary school where the teenager volunteered said he had been targeted by fraudsters on a fake Facebook page...“Ronan was a victim of ruthless faceless people, intent on first befriending him and luring him into giving personal information and sharing images that were then used to threaten him in an attempt to extort money,” he said...“The police are sure this was an international gang of criminals, from a foreign country, who prey on innocent young people throughout the world.
    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-31294284.html
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    I'm wondering if police should be looking towards the Philippines for any potential suspects? Just an idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    I'm wondering if police should be looking towards the Philippines for any potential suspects? Just an idea.
    You could be on to something. There's mention of the Philippines in this BBC article related to Ronan

    http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-33076862

    "Last year, BBC News correspondent
    Angus Crawford joined police in the
    Philippines on a raid for sextortion suspects.
    He traced two Filipino men suspected of blackmailing a Scottish teenager, Daniel Perry from Dunfermline, who took his own life after he had been tricked into taking part in an explicit Skype chat ."

    And

    "The plot that Daniel fell victim to is
    believed to be similar to the one
    that had targeted Ronan.
    Mr Crawford told BBC Radio Ulster's
    Good Morning Ulster that the
    Philippines is the "global capital of
    this kind of crime".

    Terrible. These poor boys.



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