A Stratford man faces 17 counts of larceny and attempted larceny by extortion
Jon Lisi, of Summersweet Place in Stratford, has been arrested, accused of extorting at least six women online for nude photos.
Stratford Police began investigating in early August when a female reported that she received an e-mail from a man she does not know. It demanded nude photos of her, police said.
When she didn’t respond to the e-mail, Lisi sent her a photo of herself.
How he obtained the photo is not known.
Police tracked Lisi through Facebook and said an investigation revealed that he extorted six females and posted photos of two of them on a pornographic website.
While executing the search warrant on Oct. 12, police took two computers, a hard drive and a flash drive from Lisi’s residence.
"We were able to go from one victim to six. And if there are any other victims out there, we strongly encourage them to contact the Stratford Police Department," said Lt. Frank Eannotti.
Police said Lisi admitted to extorting the women. He turned himself in to police on Wednesday and was charged with 17 counts of criminal attempt to commit larceny in the first degree by extortion. Additional charges are possible, police said.
Investigators will continue to search Lisi's computer to look for other possible victims.
Lisi was released on a $50,000 bond and is due in court on Oct. 26.