Man sentenced for trying to blackmail woman for nude photos

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) - A 21-year-old Beaverton man has been sentenced to prison for attempting to blackmail a woman to get nude photos and for tricking a juvenile into sending him nude photos of herself.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says Sean Spaulding was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday.

He pleaded guilty in May to encouraging child sexual abuse, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and coercion.

In January a Tigard woman reported to authorities that she received text messages with nude photos of herself from an unknown person found to be Spaulding.

The sheriff's office says Spaulding tried to blackmail her, saying he'd post them on social media if she didn't send more images.

Detectives also determined Spaulding had tricked a juvenile into sending photos and discovered he had posed as a Portland woman online in an attempt to obtain additional nude images.

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