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Sex tape leads to alleged extortion and arrests

Original post made on Aug 29, 2008

Three people were arrested by Los Altos police Thursday, assisted by Palo Alto police, for allegedly making a videotape of a sexual encounter and attempting to extort $250,000 from the victim, who was one of the people on the tape.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 29, 2008, 3:03 PM

Comments (14)

Posted by Mike, a resident of South of Midtown
on Aug 29, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Interesting suspect names.

Posted by Greg K., a resident of Midtown
on Aug 30, 2008 at 7:31 am

Is the prostitute one of the people arrested? How did this conspiracy really work?

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 30, 2008 at 9:33 am

Greg, where is the implication of prostitution?

Posted by Greg K., a resident of Midtown
on Aug 30, 2008 at 11:11 am

The Mercury-News said the Los Altos man paid a prostitute for sex. They did not say if any of the 3 named people was the prostitute. They did say the police are looking for more (but not named) suspects.

Posted by The Rest of the Story, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Aug 31, 2008 at 2:58 pm

From what I read in another paper, they're looking for the women who had sex with the "victim".
BTW: The victim was described as a married (with children) Silicon Valley executive who lives in Los Altos. Can you say "big fish"? (Can you also say "divorce attorney"?).

Posted by alan, a resident of another community
on Aug 31, 2008 at 8:25 pm

I guess the "john" was not arrested. Shouldn't he be?

Posted by hedhog 2000, a resident of another community
on Sep 1, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Were the perps legal?

Posted by jack, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Sep 2, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Using Google image, it'd appear those names are of Middle Eastern and/or Asian (Indian) influence. Interesting and juicy story. More interesting is that allof the alleged perpetrators are reportedly under 25 y.o.

Posted by Gregory Guillen, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Sep 3, 2008 at 6:45 pm

I read in the paper that the third man mentioned as a suspect is not under 20 he is actually 29, and they are still looking for the female who did the sexual acts.

Posted by mj, a resident of Midtown
on Apr 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Any follow up story on this case?

Posted by Greg K, a resident of Midtown
on Apr 11, 2009 at 2:56 pm

The Mercury-News says the 3 people named in the original article have plead guilty and were sentenced to 10 months in county jail. The "johns" were identified as "Steve D" and "Marc B". Any Steves or Marcs out there want to fess up?

Web Link

Posted by Julie Hermton, a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 27, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I actually foond out they were put on 10 months house arrest
non of them were the prostitues
shame on you for racially profiling them,there are alot of non middle eastern/indian decent people who have committed crimes, who are we to judge?

Posted by Karina, a resident of Ventura
on May 29, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Wow. That just shows how low people go for money. Nice job guys, nice job. I bet the girl also prostitutes for money.

Posted by John, a resident of Midtown
on May 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Still no ID of the Johns?

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