Man indicted on multiple extortion and computer-related harassment counts

BENTON - Authorities say a man formerly from southern Illinois has been charged for allegedly using hacked online accounts to harass and extort women.

Stephen Mislich, 23, was indicted by a federal grant jury on two counts each of extortion and computer-related harassment.

According to authorities, Mislich, formerly of Altamont, allegedly terrorized women via hacked online accounts by threatening to post sexually explicit photos of them on the Internet.  Authorities also say Mislich allegedly tried to coerce the women into giving him other such pictures and videos.
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