(photo credit: Judy Siegel-Itzkovich)
The Central District Attorney indicted a 25-year-old Kfar Saba man on Thursday,
charging him with extorting teenage girls to film themselves performing sex acts
via their webcams.
According to the indictment, Shai Frislis browsed
internet sites and forums for young teenage girls between 2005 and 2011 to
contact them via Web chat programs. He told the girls he was a computer hacker
who had infiltrated their machines, and threatened to destroy their computers if
they did not strip and perform sex acts for him via their webcams.
of the minors consented to the acts because they were so afraid of Frislis’s
threats, the indictment says.
Frislis is charged with multiple counts of
extortion, multiple counts of indecent acts with a minor under 16 and indecent
assault using threats, two counts of attempting to indecently assault a minor
under 14, and two counts of attempting to indecently assault a minor under
The district attorney also filed a request to remand Frislis in
custody for the duration of the legal proceedings against him.