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Two Youth Charged After Sharing Intimate Image of Victim Online

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) – 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has completed an investigation into an online extortion incident in Oakville. In July, 2021, the victim shared an intimate image with a male youth known to her. She did not grant permission for the male to save the image. Once in possession of the image, the male threatened to distribute it, unless further images were provided. Ultimately, the image was shared between two responsible parties, with a second youth posting it online.

On January 14, 2022, the HRPS arrested the two males responsible.


A 15-year-old male from Burlington has been charged with:

  • Extortion

  • Distribute Intimate Image

  • Voyeurism


A 15-year-old from Caledonia has been charged with:

  • Distribute Intimate Image

  • Both accused were released on Undertaking.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216.


Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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