Waxahachie Man Sentenced to Four Years for Extortion

Barbara Schwarz
December 13, 2019 - 7:38 pm

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DALLAS (KRLD) - 32- year-old James Alger posed as a wealthy man and tried to chat up a thousand women on social media. 100 responded to his offer of large sums of money in exchange for sex and, at his request, sent him sexually explicit videos and photos.  

Jeanette Harper with the FBI in El Paso says "once they sent the pictures, he began to extort them and threatened to release those videos and pictures to family members and friends unless they kept sending more photos and videos."

She says he wanted to make money off the images.  She won't say whether or not Alger succeeded.

She says the scheme caused his victims a lot of anxiety and angst.   "Very difficult, very emotional and very mentally draining and scary.  Once you send something out it never goes away, and it can always be there to blackmail you in the future."

Alger extorted the women between 2016 and 2018.  His scheme came to an end after a victim tipped off the FBI.