Halton police arrest Alberta man following accusation of sextortion

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Published August 18, 2023 at 3:42 pm

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Halton police has charged an Alberta man following an online extortion investigation.

Last December, local police received information that a person was using various social media platforms to coerce a Halton Region adult male into sending money.

The suspect obtained intimate images of the victim and then threatened to distribute the images online if payment was not made.

Investigators with the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau launched an eight-month investigation which identified the suspect residing in Alberta.

On Wednesday, with the assistance of investigators with the Drumheller RCMP detachment, a suspect was arrested.

Brandon Bulechowsky, 25, of Drumheller, was arrested. He has been charged with extortion, possession of property obtained by crime, and failure to comply with probation.

Bulechowsky was released on an Undertaking.

Investigators believe there may be additional victims pertaining to Bulechowsky and are asking anyone with information or may have been victimized by him to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2216.

The following social media profile handles were used by Bulechowsky:

  • Snapchat: Emily_jauntyy07
  • Instagram: Emily_jauntyy

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at the website.

The HRPS would like to remind residents that sextortion is a form of blackmail and can happen to anyone. Report sextortion to the Halton Regional Police Service by calling the non-emergency number at 905-825-4777.

Additional online safety tips can be found on Halton police’s website.

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