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Loxahatchee man accused of trying to extort nude pictures from teenage girl

Posted: 10:36 AM, Aug 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-29 09:55:49Z

A Loxahatchee man on probation for aggravated stalking and other charges now faces accusations of making threats to coerce nude images from a 15-year-old girl.

A detective arrested 20-year-old Andrew Melendez Gonzalez on Monday following an investigation by the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Gonzalez threatened to expose the alleged victim on YouTube if she did not send more nude images of herself to him and he also threatened to commit suicide, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The detective who later interviewed Gonzalez said he admitted sending threatening text messages but he added, "I didn't mean anything by it." 

Gonzalez said he was dating the girl, but her mother found out and put a stop to the texting, and he became upset, the police report said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office charged Gonzalez with extortion, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and violating his probation and booked him into the Palm Beach County Jail.

Gonzalez was on probation for written threats to kill/injure, aggravated stalking-credible threat, and aggravated stalking/victim LT 16.