Former intern under Mitt Romney, Adam Savader, has been arrested and faces charges for internet extortion and cyber stalking.
The 21-year-old is accused of using Google Voice to send anonymous text messages to 15 women claiming that he had nude photographs of them and threatening to notify their friends and family unless the women sent him more photographs.
According to the FBI’s press release, Savander sent links to some of the women to websites where nude pictures of them had been posted.
The FBI was notified of the activity by the Ann Arbor Police Department which had received a complaint from one of the victims. The victim alleged that she had received threatening messages and the person behind them claimed to have nude photographs which were illegally obtained from her email account.
If convicted, the penalty for the crimes could be as great as five years in prison.