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The court heard other victims had been identified by material found on social media and other accounts belonging to the group, as well as stolen mobile phones.But police told the court most were reluctant to complain, because of embarrassment. I'm ok with long distance and I'm really really attracted to goth and emo guys.""I'm so sick and tired of meeting guys online who don't want a relationship. So what can these guys and others who want a boyfriend do about it? The internet seems to be the only avenue to find other gay people." These are just a few examples of guys looking for boyfriends taken from the many, many teens who have written into the LGBT site about wanting a relationship.The youths allegedly lured men using dating apps, before demanding money amid threats of exposing them. A 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds and an 18-year-old appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court today, where each was denied bail.Police told the court one of the alleged victims in New South Wales had taken his own life.
(Cleveland had been friends with Folsom’s father, who had been killed when she was only 10 — talk about a father figure!Four Canberra youths — including two teenage brothers — who were accused of running a blackmail scam targeting gay men on dating apps are denied bail.The alleged scam came to light last month when the AIDS council raised concerns about people targeted by the group.Magistrate Margaret Hunter agreed, rejecting arguments from the lawyer for the 18-year-old that he was only charged over one of the incidents and had nothing to do with the alleged victim who had died."This appears to be a gang scamming this unfortunate individual," Magistrate Hunter said."The modus operandi is significantly similar.It's highly unlikely it's a coincidence."The four will be back in court next week.