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Man extorted nude photos from young girls online, detectives say

Man extorted nude photos from young girls online, detectives say

Bond is set at $1 million for a North Lauderdale man accused of coercing a young girl to send him nude pictures of herself and then threatening to put those photos on the Internet unless she sent him more. Richard Jacques, 22, used social media websites to entice the 12-year-old Napa, Ca., girl to send him naked photographs, according to the arrest report filed by the Broward Sheriff's Office. Napa police told investigators with the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force the girl had come forward to claim she was the target of extortion and death threats, the report stated. At Jacques' first appearance in bond court Wednesday, Broward Judge John Hurley read...

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