State police in Centre County have filed charges against a Harrisburg man after he was accused of sexually extorting a local woman.
According to the affidavit, troopers were dispatched to a residence in Penn Township in February after receiving a sexual extortion complaint.
Police say woman told investigators that she had met a man on Facebook, several months prior, who went by the name of “John.”
Authorities say the two reportedly exchanged phone numbers and she admitted that they both sent each other nude photographs.
At some point during the “relationship,” police say the woman claimed that “John” became “demanding and sexually aggressive” towards her and she stopped speaking with him.
A short time later, investigators say the woman allegedly received a text from an unknown number that included one of the nude photographs that she had sent to “John.”
Police say the individual continuously threatened to publicly release the woman’s nude photos if she did not meet with him to engage in sexual activity.
Authorities note that the individual had reportedly provided the woman with his real phone number, which was traced to 54-year-old Mickey Rapp, of Harrisburg.
Police say Rapp had reportedly been involved in a similar incident in November of 2022 where he was charged with unlawful dissemination of intimate images.
Investigators also noted that Rapp and the victim attempted to meet, twice, but neither one showed up.
Police say Rapp was contacted at his residence and questioned about the threatening messages, to which he reportedly responded “that’s my conversation, so if it’s there, I said it.”
According to online court records, Rapp was arraigned Monday on charges of sexual extortion and harassment and was released without bail.