A Georgia man convicted of trying to extort nude photos from a Washington State University student is going to prison.
24-year-old Atlanta Metro area man Jordan Bowen previously pleaded guilty to 2nd degree extortion with sexual motivation in Whitman County Superior Court. Court Commissioner Doug Robinson sentenced Bowen on Friday to 15 months in prison, 3 years of probation and ordered him to register as a sex offender.
Bowen had no connection to the victim before obtaining nude images of her. He created 2 fake identities and contacted the woman through social media. Bowen threatened to send the images to her friends and family unless she sent him more nude photos.
She reported the extortion to WSU Police in March of 2019. Sergeant Matt Kuhrt worked with police in Newnan Georgia to connect Bowen to the extortion.
The court case was handled by Whitman County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Dan LeBeau who is encouraging victims to report this type of extortion to police.
The WSU PD investigation led to a child pornography case against Bowen in Georgia. After he serves his prison time in Washington Bowen faces additional prison time in his home state.