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Teens face court over online dating blackmail ring

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An 18-year-old man and three teenagers are facing court this morning on charges of blackmail.

Police accuse the group of coaxing victims to meet up via online dating websites, then threatening and blackmailing them.

The three younger alleged offenders will be tried in the children's court and the other in the ACT maginstrates court.

Police are warning Canberrans to stay safe when online dating and arrange to meet in a public place.

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