Sex offender accused of extorting men on gay dating sites

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A registered sex offender in Washington is accused of collecting explicit videos from men he met on gay dating sites, then threatening to send the videos to their friends and family if the men don’t send him more.

The Kitsap Sun reports Christopher Malik Longmire was charged last week in Kitsap County Superior Court with three counts of second-degree extortion with sexual motivation and three counts of possession of child pornography. Longmire has pleaded not guilty.

Investigators from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office were contacted in January 2017 by authorities in California, where a man reported falling victim to the extortion scheme.

When deputies analyzed seized phones and computer hardware from the Port Orchard house Longmire shares with his mother, they allegedly found multiple images of child pornography unrelated to the extortion scheme.