Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA, A Victim of Cyber 'Sexploitation'
Cassidy Wolf, newly crowned Miss Teen USA, is entangled in a "sexploitation" FBI investigation after her computer was hacked four months ago.
Wolf, who previously held the title of Miss California Teen USA, was allegedly a victim of "cyber terrorism" when her computer was hacked by someone who later claimed to have obtained naked photos of Wolf through her computer’s webcam. The hacker allegedly demanded more photos and threatened to release the pictures already obtained if she did not comply.
The FBI confirmed that they were working the case last week, and on Thursday, Aug 15, they reportedly announced that they had identified a suspect in the case.
The case reportedly includes over a dozen victims, and both the FBI and Wolf are speaking about the importance of reporting "sexploitation" crimes to authorities.
“Miss Wolf coming forward was absolutely instrumental. It’s a great lesson for any girl victimized in this way. They shouldn’t keep that to themselves, no matter how embarrassing it may be. They should contact law enforcement,” FBI Los Angeles spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.
Cassidy Wolf is getting ready to attend the New York Film Academy for a year while also performing her duties as Miss Teen USA.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong