There was a man for women ad posted in the casual encounters section on Craigslist. the title was " Let Me Plea$e You" and a subtitle said the exact same thing. A reply was sent from the post, in a private email message I said hello and he responded with his name & number, i asked to keep in here for now (as in email) he then asked for pics which i sent and he then asked for an address. my reply was "i do charge, what were you looking to do" sex wasnt mentioned at all. He now is threatening to file a police report on grounds of prostitution. After trying to persuade him to not get police involved he says he want a friends with benefits type of thing to occur and the only way to keep from filing the report is if i meet up i person with him. Can he do that?
(1) Ignore him, and do not give any more identifying info about yourself, such as phone # or address. (2) He has committed the statutory felony of extortion, threatening you with criminal charges if you do not give him what he wants. That's a much more serious charge than solicitation, which he (and possibly you) are potentially guilty of. He will not go to the police. Block his emails as spam on your e-mail spam filter and move on.
This is a dangerous situation. You do NOT want to go any further in this direction. There may be some argument that you stepped over the line by saying "i do charge, ..." Now, what he is doing is blackmail or extortion, and that is a major crime. Another thing to avoid is going where he is. Who knows, this could be a cop, it could be some prisoner somewhere, who knows at all. I suggest no further conversation - not one word. It may be a good idea to visit with a criminal defense attorney (and not add any details here online) to go over the details.
We do not have a client/attorney relationship until you make an appointment, we discuss your case face to face, I accept a retainer, and we explictly agree to enter into representation.
Step 1: Stop talking to this person immediately
Step 2: Hire a good criminal defense attorney in your area
Step 3: Please stop going on Craigslist and responding to ads for prostitution
Jason D. Stone 732-444-6303. This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should speak to an attorney for further information.
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