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Man charged in cellphone extortion scheme to plead guilty

October 25, 2018

DANIELSON, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Connecticut man charged with hacking the cellphones and social media accounts of more than 20 women and girls to obtain intimate photos and personal information that he used in an effort to extort nude photos of the victims plans to plead guilty.

The Norwich Bulletin reports that the Windham State’s Attorney’s Office on Wednesday said it had reached a deal with attorneys for 25-year-old Christopher Lamb.

The deal calls for the Brooklyn man to plead guilty to about 40 charges. He faces eight years in prison.

State police started investigating in 2014.

Police say Lamb posted his victims’ photos to lewd websites, and sent them to friends, family and employers when they refused to comply with his demands.

His lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Information from: Norwich Bulletin, http://www.norwichbulletin.com

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