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I found an ad on Craigslist under women looking for men. It

I found an ad on Craigslist under women looking for men. It stated that the female was 18 yrs old and in college. The female sent me her number to text and then she stated that she will be 18 in a month and then sent me a nude pic. I checked SC laws and at 17 she is at age of concent so we continued to talk. I sent her a nude pic as well and we continued to talk. We never set up a meeting or anything to that nature. The next day I got a call from a man claiming to be her father and he stated if I send him $750.00 he would not turn it over to the police. He also stated his daughter was caught trying to make a video he claims she was sending to me but I had no knowledge of such a video. This has been about 2 days ago and he called me at 2am and hung up and the text me stating he was going to turn it over to the police. I checked and the ad is still on the site as well. Does this sound like a scam to you? Did I break the law in this situation and if yes can I go to jail?

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Lucy, Esq.

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A couple weeks ago I was chatting with some people on a chat

A couple weeks ago I was chatting with some people on a chat online, I meet this "guy". We started talking and we end up sexting , I send picture on Snapchat later on he said he wanted to send me some via phone number, so I gave him my number. I deleted the content after 15 min I wasn't interested in keeping it. Later on , on a regular talk he says he is in high school and he likes sports, I panicked reallizing he could be a minor, I continued talk and end up the talk in a nice way. I blocked from everything and took the advantage of changing my phone number due a free upgrade. I have sudpitions of the worst case esceneario, if he really is a minor could I be charged for anything? I know he took a screenshot of my Snapchat but I don't know if he deleted it. Nor I'm sure if he can use those pics against me. Like I said this was on an online chat we are in different states I'm 20 and I'm resident of Texas, it's been almost 1 month and the suspense is killing me, it was completely unintentional to talk to a minor and I feel it's not fair because he shouldn't even be on a chat for 18+, I have no content of any kind, nor harassed or cyber bully him. Should I worry about the future ?

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Barrister

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We live in an apartment my daughter made a mess at the

We live in an apartment my daughter made a mess at the entrance so she that is 10 went to clean her mess and a woman came up to her taking pictures of her then started screaming at her and followed her home and then started screaming at my wife and now my wife has called the cops what can we do or have the police do about this kind of harassment on a 10 year old

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RobertJDFL

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Someone in south carilona was gonna file a report on me for

Someone in south carilona was gonna file a report on me for harassment and i live in virginia.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: South CarolinaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I dont want a lawyer because i dont have any money. I just need to knowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The guy thinks that i sexually harassed is daughter over phone and he was gonna file a report on me. Now instead of filing a report he wants me to pay him for the damage of his door. He thinks i did it

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Dwayne B.

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I have heard that the law in NC allows me to get help from

I have heard that the law in NC allows me to get help from the law as follows;1) Present a letter of Extortion that I received from an individual who also live in NC2) Complete a police report declaring that i am being extorted by the person who sent me the letterI am wondering, if I do the above, what will occur?Will the police actually look at my dilemma and come to my aid – arresting the criminals and trying them?or will they ignore it and tell me it's some sort of civil issue?

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Brandon M.

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I am a male, 24 years old. So last week(8 days earlier),

Hey. I am a male, 24 years old. So last week(8 days earlier), someone(they said they were a female 24 year old) pinged me on kik and started a sexual conversation. They sent a private picture of their genitals and I started texting back sexually and sent couple of lewd naked pictures were sent back and forth. However the conversation ended within 20 mins. After that I started browsing online and started reading about all the arrests involving sexting and the app kik. Now I am scared that I might have done something illegal. I have never been on the wrong side of the law and I never would be. The last week has been horrible as I have been really paranoid that some cop is going to knock my door. I have thoughts like "what if they were a minor?". The legal and moral aftereffects of this thought is killing my happiness and peace of mind. Can someone advise me on this?

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Hammer O'Justice

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I need to file a NO Contact Order in *** ***. I want to make

I need to file a NO Contact Order in *** ***. I want to make sure I qualify. I had a tenant who shared my home and had his own room. He ended up being a drug addict and a thief. I evicted him. He used to be homeless and I was working with a local agency to help him get back on his feet. No luck. He is out now with all of his belongings.Problem. He continues to harass me claiming I stole some of HIS belongings. No truth to the matter whatsoever and he is simply trying to extort me. He will not take this to court since he has warrants out for his arrest. He is just going to be a nuisance stopping by and calling and texting. I have his numbers blocked but I want him out of my life.Can I get an ***for this situation? I don't want them to turn me down when I file.

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Zoey_ JD

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I had a domestic violence case which was nolle prosqui after

I had a domestic violence case which was nolle prosqui after the state concurred through a private polygraph assessment I was truthful and did not stab my husband. As a professional I've had to protect my reputation for this charge which was a wound my ex an ex cop inflicted upon himself after I fled our condo in fear of my life On 2/29/2016 some sites updated the nolle prosequi Additionally many of my own sites to push down my mugshot were hacked into to include he mugshot Is this criminalJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Florida If it's legal to put documents of public record in an effort to be proactive Am I able to publicly let certain records proving I was a victim and he was the perpetrator online as I believe he is the one hacking and creating updates on some of these sitesJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Depositions police reports Final verdict crime scene photosJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I may want to sue a few of these sites for slander and malicious intent

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AttyHeather

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On Saturday I went to a Halloween party at one of the places

On Saturday I went to a Halloween party at one of the places I do freelance work for as an Event Planner. At one point in the evening, a guy approaches me and offers to buy me a drink. I let him, and we sit down and chat for an hour. He tells me he works as a Finance Manager for wealthy people and celebrities. I had worked in the music industry as a Publicist for 11 years and worked with a lot of the same celebrities he works with. He shared stories with me about these celebrities; and they were stories a person would only know if they had a close relationship with that person. So I had no reason to doubt him at the time, and I found him to be a nice and interesting person.We left the bar, we were both pretty tipsy, so we grabbed a bit to eat, and went back to my place. I had no intention of hooking up with him, so I turned on a movie and fell asleep right away.The next morning, Sunday, I woke up around noon, and he asked if I wanted to grab lunch at the Hard Rock. I said fine, but I need to be home no later than 4pm b/c I have a ton of work to do.As I am driving us to the Hard Rock, he tells me that he's not a Finance Manager for wealthy people and celebrities, he's a professional gambler/card shark and he makes millions of dollars for himself and the wealthily people/ celebrities he refers to as his “clients”, and he shows me pictures on his phone of numerous celebrities holding fistfuls of money. He then tells me “I can go to the Hard Rock to eat, but he's going to gamble”. He then asks me for “money to gamble because he left his cash at the apartment he's renting” (he lives between NYC and Miami, or so he says)When he asks me for money, I tell him “NO I am flat broke, the only money I have in my bank account is to cover rent due on Nov 1st, and money that I owe other people who did some freelance work for me”. Which was $3000.  He keeps insisting, so I tell him “I only make $1400/month, and any other income I have is based off of commission, and living in Miami, its been slow season, and I haven't made any money in 3 months. I am completely broke!!”He keeps asking and asking, and was persistent as hell. He told me he'd “pay me back within 30min, b/c as a “card counter”, he doesn't lose. He's a professional, and one of top 5 poker players in the world, so not to worry”. He said he would “give me an extra an $2000 for letting him borrow the money”. I tell him “NO” again.At this point he starts to get aggressive with me and he threatens me physically, and tells me he's “spent time in jail; he was convicted for 10 years but got out after an appeal and only served a 17-month sentence”. This made me feel extremely uncomfortable but more so than that, very afraid. So I agree to give him the money for fear of my safety.We go to the casino, and he tells me to “act cool, follow his lead, and to listen to everything he tells me to do.  Since he's a “card counter”, what he is doing is not illegal, but its frowned down upon and if he wins a lot of money and I am acting suspicious, we would both get arrested”. I am confused and scared as hell, but I agree. I use my ATM card to withdraw the money. My card gets declined, so I call the bank and they release the funds.He tells me to “wait in the restaurant for 30min and NOT to leave or he'd track me down”. Of course I considered calling the cops at this point. But I was scared that if I got him in trouble, he'd find me and hurt me since he knew where I lived/worked. I also desperately needed my money back too, otherwise I'd be faced with an eviction notice.He comes back to the restaurant 30min later and tells me he “won $10K, and the cashiers were counting the chips, so he'd be right back with the money”. I've never been gambling in my life, so I didn't know if what he said was true or not, so I said “fine – get my money, I want to get out of here”. He then texts me that he “won $27K, then $40k”… Then I got a text saying he has “apprehended by security and they called the police for trespassing because he'd been banned from the Casino 23 times prior. . He said to stay where I was and to wait for further instructions”. So I did, scared to death I would get arrested too, as he mentioned earlier.He calls me an hour later, telling me that the cop who had “arrested” him was one of his clients and was going to drop him off at the mall so to meet him there. He corroborated that story by showing me a picture of him and a cop holding a handful of money. I told him “I couldn't pick him-up”, so he told me “he stole the spare keys from my apartment, and I would regret that decision.” He also said “I'd be stupid to call the cops because he has them under his thumb”. He said he “just wanted to give me my money and I wouldn't have to worry about seeing him ever again”. So I stupidly went to the mall.He gets in my car and tells me “all of his things were confiscated at the Casino and his lawyer has to pick them up in the morning since it was Sunday. He said Casino took his apt keys, wallet, money, everything and he needed to crash at my place, and if I wanted to see the money, I better do as he says”. He also said “if he got arrested, he would implicate me as an accessory”. I didn't know what to do so I start driving back towards Miami. At this point he reiterates that he's been kicked out of that Hard Rock Casino over 23 times and same thing has happened in Vegas over 50+ times and he is never allowed to go back there, but he goes all the time, and he shows me pictures on his phone of him wearing various different disguises to get himself into the casino.  He shows me a picture off all the different passports, ID's, credit cards, etc. he uses, with different names and identities.In the car ride, he's acting very cool, calm and collected, like nothing happened. He promises me again that he'll to give me the money in the morning.  Terrified and confused by his split personalities, I let him into my apartment. I tried to play cool and calm so he wouldn't harm me.  I acted nice just to keep his temper at bay. I put a Taser and knife in my pocket and I'm thinking “ if I can just get through the night and get him out of my apartment, and hopefully get my money in the morning; this nightmare will be behind me”. I spend the rest of the night on my computer working trying to engage as little as possible. He continues to try and proposition me, kiss me, touch me, put his hands on me, pull me towards him, and he forces me on the bed; I start crying and begged him to leave me alone as I struggle out of his grip. I didn't sleep a wink that night, and at 8am I physically threw him out of my apartment.Around 3pm (Monday), I started to received very aggressive and degrading texts messages from him – saying he met with the lawyer and had my money, but he wasn't going to give it to me because of the way “I treated him and I ignored him all night like a stuck-up dumb bitch”.At this point, I am no longer in a stage of fear, and I can think clearly. I realize the money is gone for good, and I am relieved I am not harmed. I am furious with myself for letting things escalate the way they did…He ends up sending me over 100 text messages throughout the day/night, saying the most angry and offensive things, it was obvious that he was off his rocker.  “Good luck with paying your bills you dumb whore. Haha, I took advantage of you because you ignored me. You're a cold and calculating bitch and the joke is on you.” He said he was going to “f**k me over and make sure I paid for what I did because I didn't have sex or engage in any physical contact with him”. He told me to “watch my back, and karma is a bitch and he was going to make me squirm and suffer”. He called me a “c**t and a whore and claimed I was on my high-horse and felt I was too good for him” He said he “you're a disgrace, I HATE YOU and I hope you die”. He said, "I warned you not to f**k with me, now you have to deal with my wrath. I hope only the worst in life for you moving forward”. He accused me of "laughing at him and calling him repulsive”. Which I never did. He called my phone numerous time screaming the same obscenities he was texting me.At first, I engaged with him trying to calm him down so he wouldn't come to the apartment and harm me. I told him “I didn't care about the money, and I didn't think he was repulsive. I thought he was a nice guy and I thought we could be friends” …. I was saying nice things to try and rationalize with him b/c he was SO ANGRY and belligerent and had so much HATRED behind his voice. Again, I was terrified. How can you hate someone with such passion when you've only known them for 24 hours.This morning at 8am, I get a blocked number calling me, I pick up, its him and he's screaming the same things and continues to text me another 50 times throughout the day using the same language.  This guy obviously has some serve mental issues, so I was treading lightly and politely asked him to leave me alone, and that I would no longer engage with him. Once I stopped responding to his texts, he would call me from random numbers and I would pick up the phone thinking it was a work related call. But he kept going off about "how I wouldn't hook up with him and that I should rot in hell for that.” He threatened to physically hurt me again, and at that point I got very angry and I told him to leave me alone and never contact me again. Yet he continued to text me relentlessly, so I sent him two more messages to never contact me again, which was followed by continuous threatening and degrading text messages.My questions are:¥    I am scared for my life and I want to go to the police and get a restraining order, but I don't have any information about him except his phone number, so I don't know if there is a point. I am also weary that getting the police involved will trigger him to react violently¥  I don't know if what he's doing with the “card counting” is illegal or not, but he has so many different identities, and fake documents, and he's been banned from the casinos - so should I report him to the authorities?. Can anything be done? Obviously I am angry, and I don't want him out there doing this to other women. He is a dangerous man¥ I was extorted into giving him money, how do I go about that legally

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