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PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – A Pembroke Pines teen claims she was forced to have sex with a man who threatened to post nude pictures of her on the internet. The 14 year old girl said Benjamin Rand had sex with her in his car, despite her pleas to get him to stop.

Wednesday, police charged him with seven additional felonies, including extortion, on top of the charges he already faced.

Pembroke Pines police said Rand, 20, was a friend of the teen’s brother. According to the arrest report, Rand had sex with the girl twice in the back seat of his car, starting in December, 2010.

The report said Rand picked up the girl and on two different occasions, pulled up behind the Roasted Pepper restaurant and forced her to have sex,on the second visit, pulling her clothing off.

Police said on the second visit, she repeatedly told him to stop, but claims Rand told her, “Have fun with my baby, bitch.”

After the teen’s parents learned of the attack, the girl was treated and Rand was questioned. At first, police said, he told conflicting statements about knowing the teen, but after questioning he was originally charged with 2 counts lewd and lascivious battery and molestation.

Wednesday, police said further investigation caused them to file 7 additional charges, including extortion, 4 counts of soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct, lewd and lascivious conduct, and use of a child in sexual performance.

Rand, who had released on bond, was arrested again Wednesday on the additional charges.

The name of the victim is being withheld because of her age and the nature of the alleged crime.

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