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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Two people who reportedly tried to extort social media star YesJulz were arrested by Miami Beach police.
Hencha Voigt, 28, and Wesley Victor, 33, reportedly threatened to put sexually explicit images of her online unless she paid them.
Miami Beach police say Voigt and Victor contacted Julieanna Goddard, also known as YesJulz, and claimed to have X-rated photos of her. Victor gave Goddard 24 hours to pay them $18,000, threatening to publish the pictures online if she didn’t.
The two were taken into custody as they were waiting in a car on Miami Beach.
Police say Voigt has admitted to the crime. Victor denies any involvement. His attorney, Keljka Bozanic, says there’s no evidence linking Victor to the crime.
The New York Times recently named Goddard the “Queen of SnapChat,” where she has more than 300,000 viewers.
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