I was blackmailed by a guy who has naked pictures of me. He had them on his website. In order to get them down, he offered me 3 choices; 1) have sex with him, 2) pay him $10K - $100K, or 3) send him new private pictures. I didn’t know what to do, and he manipulated me into sending him new pictures. What’s even worse is he put a perpetuity clause in the agreement, that I didn’t understand and asked for clarification and got none but he let me continue- which made the agreement impossible (send him pictures every 3 months for the rest of my life). So after he made me send him 1,000 pictures and 7 videos, he cancelled everything because I couldn’t fulfill the terms of perpetuity. After he got the new pictures out of me, he blackmailed me for $10,000 that I was supposed to pay by Dec 31, 2009 if I wanted him to take down my pictures. I didn’t pay him after seeing how deceitful he was so he woke up on New Year’s Day 2010 and emailed me at 8 a.m. to tell me my times up and he is now heavily distributing the private content with my real name to show the whole world how much of a whore I am since I didn’t pay him. I wasn’t able to get him prosecuted before since the case was complex, across state lines, and because he was very sneaky and clever in making sure he would get away with it. He succeeded since I gave up after months and months of trying to get the authorities to punish him and trying to get an attorney to help me. At one point, an FDLE Special Agent was seeing if he could charge him with extortion. He met all criteria excluding one factor; the first pictures were “technically” his property since he took them with his camera and I signed a release. However, the Special Agent read the entire case and agreed his behavior was outrageous and disturbing. After speaking with his supervisors, he informed me at that time they couldn’t charge him. The Special Agent suggested if he tried to blackmail me again that it might be beneficial to set him up. And that was the end of it Jan 2010, and so I basically gave up and hoped I’d never hear from him again. Instead I tried to get myself better because he severely damaged my mental state. After being in therapy for over a year for this, I recently had to stop going because I can’t afford the weekly sessions anymore. I’ve been on medication since this incident and luckily can still afford my prescriptions.Now almost a year and three months later, he is threatening me again and trying to blackmailing me again! I haven't spoken to him since before the last time he threatened me, 1/1/10. I just want him to leave me alone! However, to my disappointment, he emailed me the following on Thursday, 2/24/11: "I've been thinking a lot lately? about how everything turned out between us. If you're interested in trying to work out another deal let me know. Maybe we can part ways peacefully if we give it another try and you can rest easy without having to worry your son will see your pics on some website someday. Just wanted to reach out to you and I hope you are well. Rich" He is definitely implying that if I don't make another deal with him, he is going to put my pictures on “some website”. He is trying to blackmail me into another deal. And the pictures he is referring to include the ones he previously obtained through blackmail, therefore, aren't even legally his to post, since they were taken on “my camera and are my property” – and the original pictures he had of me, he promised he would never sell. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!! Can he be charged with a criminal
offense of extortion at this point, now that he is contacting me again to make another deal? If I were to set him up, now would be my opportunity. I could reply and ask what he wants and go along with it. Please let me know what you recommend!