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Cops: Stratford Man Sought Nude Photos Via Fake Facebook Account

Jon Lisi, 22, appeared in court this week. He's charged with extorting six females for nude photos.

A 22-year-old Stratford man charged with forcing six females on the Internet to send him nude photos of themselves appeared in court this week.

Jon Lisi pleaded not guilty and elected a jury trial at his court appearance on Tuesday, the Connecticut Post reports.

The Stratford man faces 17 counts of first-degree criminal attempt to commit larceny by extortion. He turned himself into police in October.

"Lisi was tracked through Facebook and it was proven that Lisi was extorting a total of six females, two of which he actually posted photos on a pornographic website," Stratford Police Lt. Frank Eannotti said after the arrest.

Police said Lisi, who is a New York University graduate student, made a fake Facebook account under the name Tim Billards where he solicited the nude photos, the Post reports.

Eannotti told Stratford Patch that the investigation began in early August when a female reported to police that she received an email from an unknown male demanding nude photos of herself.

According to the Post, police said that email was sent through Facebook, and it states:

A friend of mine told me about you, and how you used to send him naked pictures of yourself. He sent me the pictures and I really like what I see. I'd like to see more. I don't want to release the pictures that I have all over the Internet, but I will if you can't help me out. I'm just asking for about five pictures. I'd like a variety, I'd like to see your face in all of them, and I'd like them to be in color. I trust that you'll do this.

The women Lisi is accused of extorting were all prior acquaintances of Lisi, the Post reports. One of them reportedly turned down Lisi for a date in college.

Cheryl Lemos December 13, 2012 at 02:55 PM
There's a strip club right in town . . . naked women and in color and everything. What is WRONG with people???
OldManTeenager December 13, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Feel bad for the embarrassment he caused his family. His brother was supposed to be the next Johnny Bench.
MAC December 13, 2012 at 05:06 PM
This young man is porn addicted, so much so that he cannot even see that his attempted extortions are illegal! According to the CT Post article, he admits he is "perverted," but did not know that what he did (extortion) is illegal. He needs to quit graduate film school and go into treatment for his addiction. I wonder how his Fairfield University professors feel at this news. Are they even surprised, or chagrined--especially since Lisi graduated "with honors"? A question that comes to mind is: was his parental, moral upbringing flawed and lacking--to produce such a "pervert" and social misfit as Lisi--or can viewing pornography cause such results in anyone?
Jim Ravis December 13, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Jury Trial = Waste of Taxpayer money
Master Bates December 18, 2012 at 12:17 PM
We can assume he used the photos while masturbating. So he just sits at home masturbating looking at nude pics. I am guessing this guy masturbates lots. Maybe he's likes masturbating so much he has lost his marbles.

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