Police: Teen blackmails man after sex

Published On: May 17 2013 07:16:47 AM HST

A 43-year-old man had sex with a teenage girl, but New Mexico State Police said she's the one who could be going to jail.

Police said Selena Velasquez, 17, is in a lot of trouble. After having sex with a 43-year-old she met at a Cinco de Mayo party, she blackmailed the Santa Fe man, according to police. 

"(She) threatened to report that he had raped her, if he didn't pay her $500 every week," Capt. John Collins told Action 7 News.

So the man went straight to police who set up a sting.

"We, along with him, set up a controlled call. It's scripted." Collins said. "He calls her, it's a recorded conversation."

Police said that script included directions for Velasquez to meet the man in a nearby Walmart parking lot the night of May 10. The victim handed over an envelope with fake cash. When Valesquez took it, they arrested her. When questioned, Collins said the teen admitted she had had consensual sex with the man.

She has been charged with one count of felony extortion.


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