Cops charge painted lady with extortion in Times Square

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Cops charge painted lady with extortion after she and another scantily-clad woman 'forced an autistic man to pose for photos with them in Times Square before demanding he pay $100' Emelia LaPorta was charged with grand larceny through extortion on Friday Cops claim the 26-year-old and another unnamed desnuda scammed an autistic man in Times Square on September 12 The pair allegedly forced the man to pose for pictures with them and claimed he would not have to pay in order to do so However, after taking the photo, the women forced him to an ATM and demanded he withdraw $100 LaPorta previously made news in 2015, defending her right to work in Times Square 

By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:58 BST, 21 September 2019 | Updated: 17:58 BST, 21 September 2019

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Police have arrested a painted lady who works in Times Square after she allegedly forced an autistic man to pose and pay for photos with her. 

Emelia LaPorta, 26, was charged with grand larceny through extortion on Friday over the incident, which occurred on September 12. 

According to police, LaPorta and another scantily-clad woman - who has not yet been caught - harassed the 30-year-old man as he walked through the bustling tourist district. 

The Brooklyn native had just attended a program from people with autism when he was

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