By Jessie Williams
A Westmoreland woman is accused of extortion and harassment after she threatened to send nude photos of her victims on social media if they didn’t send her money.
According to the affidavit of complaint filed by investigating officer Deputy Jason Vinson, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, law enforcement was dispatched on March 29, 2023 to a residence on Austin Lane, where a male subject claimed someone was trying to blackmail him by sending nude photos of him out to people on social media.
The man identified the individual as 22-year-old Serria Saddler.
During the investigation, officers reviewed messages from Ms. Saddler asking for $100 to stop sending the photos out. While speaking with the victim, officers also observed Ms. Saddler send the nude photos to his grandmother.
A second affidavit of complaint was also filed by Sergeant Donnie Crawford, regarding a separate incident with many similarities.
During this incident, Ms. Saddler sent the male subject nude photos of herself and requested pictures of the victim.
After receiving the photos, she also attempted to extort money from the victim in the amount of $200, threatening to send the pictures to his family and friends on March 25, 2023.
The report in this case, states that while speaking with the victim, Ms. Saddler sent the nude photos to his family and friends. The officer could see where the victim asked her to stop messaging him, but she continued to send him messages.
Saddler was charged with two counts of extortion, two counts of harassment and two counts of unlawful exposure.
Her bond is set at $24,000, and she is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on May 17, 2023.