Kumla webcam molestation trial begins

A 13-year-old girl killed herself, after being blackmailed by a middle-aged man, who had taken naked pictures of her over the internet.

The trial of the man starts on Wednesday, with the prosecutor saying that the suicide was a direct result of the 45-year-old's threat.

He is charged with aggravated exploitation of a child for getting her to pose sexually, but also for rape of another girl, and repeated attempts to get other girls to undress in front of their web cameras.

The trial, at Örebro district court, will continue for 10 days, reports news agency TT.