Pinoy “agent” arrested for extorting money, sex from aspiring models

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A Filipino man has been arrested in San Diego, Calif. for allegedly posing as a modeling agent to extort money and sex acts from aspiring models.

Maverick Mendez Rosales was arraigned Friday in a San Diego court.

Authorities claim he posed as a modeling agent to lure women into taking pictures.

He allegedly would extort them by saying he would release the photographs online and to their families unless they paid him or performed sex acts.

Rosales faces a up to 13 years in prison if convicted.

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