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Former GOP intern charged in sexual extortion scheme

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Local,DC,Crime,Scott McCabe

A former intern to Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Paul Ryan has been charged with cyberstalking and blackmailing young women, including at least one victim who worked in Washington.

Adam Paul Savader, 21, of New York, hacked into his victims' websites and threatened to publish nude photos of the young women unless they sent him more naked pictures, according to charging documents.

Savader sent as many as 80 messages a day to a single target, threatening to forward the pictures to the victims' parents, employers, sororities or the Republican National Committee, the complaint said.

"Do it from ur phone RIGHT NOW!!!! I swear to god don't be stupid," read one message sent in October. "U don't want every1 including your parents seeing your [body parts]."

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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