A 28-year-old woman who met a Delray Beach man on Craigslist was arrested Wednesday after having sex with him, claiming to be a minor, and then threatening to turn him into police if he didn’t give her thousands of dollars, city police said.
The victim met Vanessa Hall in August from an ad on the website “seeking someone to keep him company,” the arrest report said. Hall agreed to meet the victim at his home in the city. She told him she did not want money, “just fun for the both of us.”
After the two had sex, Hall told the victim that she was only 17 years old, and if he did not take her to shopping and give her money, she would call the police and tell her father.
The victim spend around $7,000 on purchases at a mall and received a call from Hall several days later demanding him $3,500 for a down payment on a car or she would release pictures she took while they had sex.
The victim refused to give Hall the money, and she then threatened him to come up with another $8,000 to spend on a lawyer “because she was turning him in,” police said.
The victim then contacted police, who tracked down Hall’s telephone number and discovered she was actually 28. Hall was identified by the victim through a photo lineup and was arrested on charges of threats and extortion.
Hall was in the Palm Beach County Jail on Thursday, with her bail set at 10,000.