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REPORTS: AFL young gun victim of ‘catfish’ cyberporn attack

An AFL player has reportedly been the victim of a ‘catfish’ cyber porn attack.

The Herald Sun has reported that the AFL young gun, who the newspaper has chosen not to name, sent obscene images of himself on social media to a person he believed to be a woman.

However, it is understood the person was in fact a male. He is then believed to have passed the images on to an X-rated pornographic website in the Unites States.

The player is said to have been groomed via several images sent on social media.

A ‘catfish’ scam as it is commonly know, is when a person uses dating apps or websites or social media to create a false identity to deceive their victim.

The Herald Sun reports that the club is currently seeking legal advice to try to remove the images from the internet.

“The club’s football department was made aware of the photos several weeks ago and spoke to the player involved and counselled him,” the club told the Herald Sun.

“We will take no further action against him as we consider it a private matter. We are, however, seeking legal advice as it is a criminal offence to maliciously distribute intimate images without consent.”