Hale County Man Sentenced for Extortion
A Hale County man was sentenced to six months in prison for interstate communications with intent to extort.
Court records say Trotter admitted that he took a phone that belonged to an underage family member and used the phone, posing as a girl, to get explicit pictures of a teenage boy. Trotter said he was going to use the pictures as blackmail to stop the boy from communicating with the girl. He also expressed a sexual interest in the underage girl, which is why he was attempting to blackmail the boy.
In addition to the prison time, Trotter is ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.