Florida teen charged with extorting official for sexually explicit content

Florida teen charged with extorting official for sexually explicit content
Florida teen charged with extorting official for sexually explicit content

A Florida teen was charged with extortion and cyber stalking after he threatened to leak photos and videos of a state senator's breasts.

Jeremy Kamperveen, 19, of Plantation, had obtained the photos of Florida Senator Lauren Book and initially requested that she pay $5,000 to have them removed.

Kamperveen had communicated with Book through text which included sending photos of the official with her breasts exposed and even threatened to end her career by sending them out.  It is unclear how he obtained the snaps, which Book has since branded 'distorted, fake and stolen.' 

Federal agents had taken over for Book during the course of the investigation and had negotiated the payout amount with Kamperveen. 

Using the lawmaker's identity, they agreed to meet Kamperveen for a payout of $4,000 at a local Starbucks in exchange of having the content deleted. 

He was then found and arrested at the coffee shop on November 17 by deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.  

Florida teen Jeremy Kamperveen, 19, has been charged with extortion and cyber stalking after he threatened to leak a female state official's sexually explicit photos and videos

Florida teen Jeremy Kamperveen, 19, has been charged with extortion and cyber stalking after he threatened to leak a female state official's sexually explicit photos and videos

Kamperveen had contacted Florida Senator Lauren Book and threatened to end her career after sending explicit messages to her that included pictures of her breasts

Kamperveen had contacted Florida Senator Lauren Book and threatened to end her career after sending explicit messages to her that included pictures of her breasts

According to officials, Kamperveen admitted sending the messages and photos to Books. The messages were reportedly still found on his phone as well as a folder containing the photos and videos of her.    

Investigators had reportedly began communicating with Kamperveen using Book's identity starting on November 13, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 

Book had reported the incident to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement the day before, according to the arrest report.

The report also indicated that Kamperveen had asked for a selfie and also promised not to do anything with Book's photos as long as she cooperated with him.

Book reported the incident to Florida Department of Law Enforcement and an investigation was then launched

Book reported the incident to Florida Department of Law Enforcement and an investigation was then launched 

The investigator, as Book, then asked Kamperveen what he really wanted in exchange.

'I am here because you turn me on. If you wish to pay money instead, then I can take that deal,' he said.

'I truly was only here for pictures and videos so I did not think about a reasonable cash reward. It would not be a small amount so take your

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