Chaska police arrest woman for attempted blackmail 13 Oct 11

A woman who threatened to claim rape if her male partner did not give her $30,000 was arrested by Chaska police for attempted blackmail.

A man recently reported to police that he was being blackmailed by a friend. The man stated that he met a woman several years ago while working out a gym, and they recently had a one-time sexual encounter.

The man told police he was contacted weeks later by his female friend advising him that she needed money. If he did not pay her, she was going to report their encounter as a rape and take him to court. She demanded $30,000 and offered “a couple different payment options.”

Detectives set up a sting operation that included inviting the female to meet with the victim to receive her money. She was arrested for the crime of coercion.