via The Sun News
According to the affidavit and related court documents, a Homeland Security Investigations special agent executed a search warrant earlier this month at 4255 Pinto Lane in unincorporated Horry County, where the agent seized a laptop computer, a Nook tablet, a PlayStation Portable and documents believed to be associated with the sextortion of a 14-year-old girl from Michigan.
Investigators believe 22-year-old man who is staying at that address, may have played a role in the sextortion, according to the affidavit. No charges have been filed against the man, who did not respond to a request for comments. The Sun News does not use the names of suspects who have not been charged.
What is Sextortion?
Sextortion is a form of sexual exploitation that employs non-physical forms of coercion to extort sexual favors from the victim. Sextortion refers to the broad category of sexual exploitation in which abuse of power is the means of coercion, as well as to the category of sexual exploitation in which threatened release of sexual images or information is the means of coercion