Texas Man Sent Intimate Photos of Student to University Because She Wouldn't Send Him More, Police Say

A 23-year-old man was arrested last month after sending intimate photos of a Midwestern State University student to the school's administrators because she wouldn't send him more photos, police said. Howe police officers arrested Joshua Nictrell Grant on March 23 and charged him with publishing or threatening to publish intimate visual material, according to the Wichita Falls Times Record News. He was booked into the Grayson County Jail and was released the next day on $5,000 bail.According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Grant sent photos of the student to Midwestern State University officials via Twitter in August 2017 after she refused to send him more photos of her body.In his message to officials at the Wichita Falls university, Grant pretended to be a concerned father and said the woman had sent the intimate photos to his 15-year-old son and he requested that she be removed from the university and her scholarships revoked, the Times Record News reports. The affidavit said the woman told Midwestern State University police she was contacted online by Grant in June 2017 and the two developed a cyber relationship. He started asking for intimate photos of her body, which she willingly sent, she said.Grant continued to ask for more photos and she said she denied his requests. She said he then gave her an ultimatum — she more photos or else he'd send the ones he already had to her university.He then told her he was only 15 years old and said she broke the law by sending him the photos in the first place, according to the affidavit. Concerned he might not be an adult as she previously believed, the woman said she asked to see a picture of Grant's ID card, which he sent but with his personal information redacted. The affidavit says the woman told police that Grant then tried to extort more photos from her by saying he'd file criminal charges against her if she didn't give them to him, but she did not comply.  Continue reading...

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