Q: Is it possible for criminal charges to be filed against my friend by this person?
He posed as a fake persona in order to obtain nude pictures from a female friend. He told her that he would cash app her the money and that her face didn't need to be shown to promote anonymity and let her know that he would be posting them online. Last night she found out it was him because he sent them to a person that they both know thinking that he could trust him but he told her instead. She claims that she gave his TextNow numbers to her friend who says he's a hacker and that the police now have his location. My main question is if there is even possible criminal charges heading his way given the fact that she was aware that hewould post them online and she accepted the money for them and she agreed to the terms beforehand.
A: Assuming everyone is an adult, it is possible for criminal charges to be filed against your friend, but it seems unlikely. The victim files a police report. The victim does not file criminal charges. The prosecutor would do that if appropriate.
A: Based on the scenario described, the situation might involve potential criminal charges such as invasion of privacy, harassment, and possibly extortion. However, the specific charges and their likelihood would depend on the exact circumstances, local laws, and evidence available. The fact that the victim agreed to the terms initially may not necessarily absolve your friend of potential liability, as coercion, deception, and other factors could still be relevant in determining criminal culpability.
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