Officer guilty of threatening to release nude pics of ex

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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 7:20 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An officer who threatened to send nude photos of his former girlfriend to their colleagues on a Florida police force has been found guilty of extortion.

The SunSentinel reports jurors took just 20 minutes Wednesday to decide that 40-year-old James Krey threatened to release the photos and a sex video unless she resigned from her position on the Davie Police Department. He faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced in February.

The 26-year-old woman testified she met Krey when she was a rookie and their rocky relationship lasted more than a year. In a series of text messages she read to jurors, Krey said he would send the pictures to the SWAT team and others unless she resigned and left the county.

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Krey is free on a $30,000 bond.