COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Minnesota man to four years in prison for threatening to post nude photos of an Ohio State University student from her stolen laptop computer.
Twenty-seven-year-old Demonte Johntrell Latimore, of St. Paul, apologized in court Wednesday, saying he “thought it was a victimless crime because it was over the Internet.”
Federal prosecutors say Latimore received the laptop after it was stolen from the woman in December 2011.
Latimore demanded $3,000 and threatened to send videos and explicit photos of her from the computer to Internet porn sites and to everyone in her address book.
He pleaded guilty in July to one count of the computer extortion involving the confidential pictures and video. He’s already serving federal prison time in an unrelated gun case.
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