A male student reported an unknown individual is blackmailing him for $1,000, UTA Police Capt. Mike McCord said.

The student told UTA Police at about 1:16 a.m. Monday that he is being extorted with the release of compromising images, McCord said.

According to the Texas Penal Code, the unknown individual has committed Publish/Threat to Publish Intimate Visual Material, a class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $4,000, up to a year in jail or both a fine and jail time.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the UTA Police crime log.



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