According to CTV, Weeks was arrested in 2016 following an investigation that lased nearly a year.
Police say Weeks, who was 19-years-old at the time, used online aliases to threaten or blackmail teen girls into sending him explicit images on social media.
The Campbell River Mirror reports that the children involved were from Kamloops, Central Saanich, Greater Victoria, and the United States.
He was charged with and pleaded guilty to luring persons under 18 by telecommunication, possession of child pornography, invitation to sexual touching, criminal harassment, uttering threats and extortion.
In addition to serving 18 months in jail, he will serve a six-month conditional sentence order and an additional three years on probation. He will also be on Canada’s sex offender registry for life.
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