Hampton man charged with attempted extortion using sex tape

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Posted on March 31, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 1:19 PM

HAMPTON -- A Hampton man is accused of threatening a Hampton University student with a sex tape.

According to a court document, Carlos Griffin, 35, called her, threatening to put the video on the Internet and ruin her reputation if she didn't give him money and have sex with him.

The document also states there was a pre-arranged meeting and, with campus police close by, the student met Griffin and identified his voice as the caller.

Video: Man accused of trying to extort HU student

The charge of attempted extortion doesn't surprise Griffin's half-brother, Tyrone Brown.

"This will be his third strike. Now at least I can tell my mom what it might be."

Police took Griffin's cell phone as evidence and say the threatening call was made from that number.

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