The now 17-year-old girl was just 15 at the time when she befriended the man, reports The Mercury.
According to Reaction Unit SA’s Prem Balram, the Phoenix girl contacted them in order to have the man tracked down.
“Her friend had given her contact details to the man in 2016. The man then invited her on Facebook and WhatsApp. During their chats, the man asked her to send him 10 raunchy videos and photographs of herself.
“Since then, the girl has changed her number and lost contact with the man. Last month, she received threats from the man who threatened to send the explicit material to her family,” Balram said.
He said the teen claimed that the two were never in a relationship or met in person.
Balram said the man has made contact with the girl’s family and knows where she lives.
He said they are in the process of tracking down the 22-year-old man.
Last month Cape Town Metro Police arrested a 54-year-old man from Lavender Hill after he allegedly raped a teenage meisie he met on social media.
He asked to meet her in Wynberg, but the 17-year-old girl said she tried to leave when she discovered the man had lied about his age.
He then allegedly threatened to expose her topless pictures she had sent him if she didn’t have sex with him.