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Alleged female extortionist accused of rape threat for iPOD

Bryanna Sutton

Bryanna Sutton

By Elaine Rackley

erackley@henryherald.com

Henry County Police said a Jonesboro teenager -- via a text message -- threatened her one-time date with charges of rape, if he didn't meet her demands.

Bryanna Michelle Sutton, 18, wanted an iPod, according to police.

Sutton was arrested Wednesday, and charged with theft by extortion.

She appeared before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Robert L. Godwin, Thursday. Godwin set a $1,050 bond, and bound her case over to Henry County Superior Court.

Sutton sent what police call a "conditional threat" to a 24-year-old man following a date with him, according to a police report on the incident.

The alleged victim told police he had taken Sutton on a date three days prior to her "conditional threat" on July 27, according to Officer J. Williams, in his police report.

"He decided he didn't want to see her anymore, and she keeps calling and texting him ... He has asked her to stop, and she continues calling and texting," according to Williams' report.

The victim purchased an iPOD, which Sutton, police said, assumed he bought for her. The victim told Sutton, if she did not stop calling and texting, he would report her to police, according to the police report.

Officer Williams' report said the officer observed a text message that said: "If you call the cops I'll call them and say you raped me that night. So give me the iPOD if you want to stay out of jail ... "

The officer said he advised the victim to save all further contacts from Sutton, and not to initiate any contact with her.

"He is going to obtain a TPO (Temporary Protective Order) against her," added Williams.

The victim positively identified Sutton from her driver's license photo.

"I have taken pictures from his phone of these texts and will be placing them into evidence," said Williams.

Sutton remained in the Henry County Jail at press time, Thursday.