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Albuquerque, N.M. (The Weekly Vice) - Selena Velasquez, a 17-year-old New Mexico woman, has been jailed after she allegedly had consensual sex with a 43-year-old man, then threatened to file rape charges if he didn't pay her $500 per week.
According to state police, Velasquez was at a Cinco de Mayo party in Pecos earlier this month when she met a 43-year-old man and had consensual sex with him.
After the encounter, Velasquez allegedly told the man that she would report the sex as rape if he didn't pay her $500 every Friday for three consecutive weeks.
Investigators say Velasquez made matters worse by visiting the man's work uninvited, repeatedly texting him and threatening to harm him and his daughter.
After reporting the alleged blackmailing scheme to police, investigators directed the victim to call Velasquez and agree to her demands while they monitored the call.
The victim agreed to meet Velasquez at a local Walmart where he was to make the first $500 payment. When Valesquez showed up to collect payment and accepted an envelope filled with fake money, officers pounced.
During questioning, Valesquez reportedly admitted to having consensual sex with the man. She was taken to jail shortly thereafter.
She was booked into the Santa Fe County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with felony extortion. She was released on Monday.
The man was not charged in the case because the age of consent in New Mexico is 16.
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