Platte County authorities seeking more potential victims of 'sextortion'

Denis Aguilar, 22, charged with sex trafficking

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating any potential victims of a man charged with trying to coerce a teenager into having sex with him.

Denis Aguilar, 22, was charged in late June with threatening a 16-year-old girl with public exposure of her nude photos if she didn't succomb to his demands for sex.

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Sexual blackmail, also dubbed 'sextortion,' is a growing crime according to the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, citing 7,000 reported cases in 2013.

Aguilar is being held in the Platte County jail on a $50,000 bond. Anybody with information about Aguilar or who has been in a similar situation is asked to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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