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Do you recognize this tattoo? Help identify the WhatsApp sexual predator

A disturbing trend has emerged as a man using WhatsApp targets real estate agents and engages them in lewd sexual acts over video calls.

THE MAN CALLS WOMEN BY VIDEO AND THEN PERFORMS LESCIUS SEXUAL ACTS

The man has a tattoo of what looks like a snake on a sword on his right groin area. Do you recognize this tattoo? Or have you been a victim?

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Police are investigating whether it could be the same predator who was arrested in 2021 for similar incidents.

THE MODUS OPERANDI IS THE SAME AS THE 2021 CASE

In recent cases the same modus operandi has been used.

Investigations in 2021 revealed that the man was randomly searching on Google for real estate agents. And after obtaining his mobile numbers, he would contact them through WhatsApp video calls.

According to a report by Live Heraldhe would then talk dirty to them and then perform lewd sexual acts while still on the video call.

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE TATTOO?

In 2021, authorities arrested and sentenced a 36-year-old Gqeberha man to six years in prison on charges that included exposing an adult to witness self-masturbation, indecent exposure/exposure, and criminal injury.

He had been victimizing women since March 2016.

Police said 25 victims were interviewed and the suspect’s modus operandi was found to be the same.

THE PREVIOUS SUSPECT HAS VICTIMIZED WOMEN SINCE 2016

Police spokesman Colonel Priscilla Naidu earlier stated that the suspect had been victimizing women across the country since March 2016.

With the help of Cyber ​​Intelligence, the Serious Electronic Crime Investigation Unit finally located the suspect. Authorities arrested him and confiscated his cell phone.

HAVE YOU BEEN A VICTIM RECENTLY?

Police are urging any other women who have had the same experience and have not reported it to contact Detective Warrant Officer Huligonda Smuts on 082 319 8707 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp said in a blog post that they encourage you to report problematic content and contacts to them.

IF A SEXUAL PREDATOR CONTINUES YOU SHOULD BLOCK HIM AND REPORT HIM

“You can control who you interact with by blocking specific contacts or reporting messages or contacts on WhatsApp. When you receive a once-viewed photo or video, you can report the account to us directly from the media viewer.”

WhatsApp said.

Additionally, they advised that if you or anyone else is in immediate danger, contact local emergency services.

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