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Insufficient evidence to sustain extortion conviction (access required)

Appellant’s extortion conviction is reversed because there was no evidence of a threat before the victim gave her money. The commonwealth concedes there was insufficient evidence to support the jury’s guilty verdict. Overview The victim responded to appellant’s ad on a website. Appellant proposed two sex acts. The victim wanted an “hour of companionship.” The victim arrived ...