A man was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday for cyberstalking a teenage girl who later took her own life.
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The suspect allegedly added the victim on Facebook and forced him to give her his number.
The accused asked her for her nude photos and videos, and when she refused, they threatened to kill her parents.
The teen continued posting her nude photos on social media even as her parents recovered from the attacks.
Prosecutors said Meiggs and his co-conspirators used an illegal practice called "SIM-swapping" to steal victims' social media accounts and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency.
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The Brooklyn-based officer allegedly targeted preteens and teens and convinced them to send him nude pictures and masturbation videos.
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The two were in an intimate relationship and the accused wanted to keep their affair a secret.
US Attorney's Office For the District of Maryland said Desmond Babloo Singh was charged with identity theft and murder for hire.
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