By all accounts, Jordan DeMay was a well-liked, sports star at his Michigan high school. The 17-year-old committed suicide last week, just hours after someone demanded money to keep a compromising photo from being sent to his parents and friends.
The extortionists initially contacted DeMay over a fake social media account, posing as a teen girl who sent him a nude picture. Jordan reciprocated. The photo then became the center of a sextortion scam. The perpetrator pressured DeMay to pay to keep the photo private.
The teen sent $300. The perpetrator wanted more.
Police say the entire sequence of events appeared to have taken about six hours– until deputies responded to the DeMay home just after 7:30 a.m.
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