Man threatens to post ex-girlfriend's nude photos online, police say

Evan Rodriguez, 19, accused of telling woman to have sex with him under threat of having nude photos posted on social media


HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A 19-year-old man is facing multiple charges after telling his ex-girlfriend that she had to have sex with him or else he would post her private nude photos on social media, police said.

Evan Rodriguez was arrested Wednesday on charges of extortion, sexual cyberharassment, stalking and resisting an officer with violence.

According to an arrest report, the victim contacted an academic adviser at Miami-Dade College's Homestead Campus after she received numerous threatening texts from Rodriguez.

The responding officer said Rodriguez called the victim at least 15 times and sent her more than 20 text messages while the officer was in the adviser's office.

Police said Rodriguez texted the woman that he was outside the campus waiting for her and that he would post the photos if she did not come out and have sex with him.

Backup officers were called to the school and saw Rodriguez sitting on a bench holding his cellphone, the report said.

Officers said Rodriguez refused to answer their questions, telling them, "I don't have to talk to you."

According to the report, as more officers arrived, Rodriguez said, "I don't want to go to jail. I know if I give you my ID you will put it in the system."

When officers told Rodriguez why they were there, he said: "I'm a guy. I told this girl that I would post her naked pictures because I wanted to see her," the report said.

Officers said Rodriguez claimed that it was OK to post nude photos of the victim online because she was 18 years old, but that he began deleting the text messages and photos.

Police said officers told Rodriguez multiple times to stop deleting the messages and eventually placed handcuffs on him as he kicked and cursed at the officers.

According to the report, the victim told detectives that she believes she was 17 years old in some of the nude photos.

Police have seen an increase in so-called "revenge porn" cases, which led to Gov. Rick Scott signing a "sexual cyberharassment" bill in May that makes it a misdemeanor to post nude photos with identifying information about the person without that person's consent. 

The law took effect on Oct. 1 and is punishable by up to a year in jail.

Repeat offenses will be considered a felony, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.

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