- (PHOTO:Facebook/Adam Savader)
A former intern for the Paul Ryan campaign has been arrested and charged with extorting and cyber stalking 15 women.
Adam Savader, 21, a former intern for both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, was arrested in in Great Neck, L.I., Tuesday by FBI agents. Savader has been charged with cyber-stalking and blackmailing at least 15 young women, according to authorities.
A SUNY Farmingdale student studying Political Science, Savader allegedly sent a text via Google voice to several women, stating that he had nude photos of them, a 2012 affidavit obtained by The Blaze read. Savader then threatened to make those photos public unless the women agreed to provide additional nude photos of themselves.
One of the women, from Michigan, reported the text to the Ann Arbor Police Department; the department proceeded by informing the FBI. The woman claimed that the photo was obtained illegally from her e-mail address. The FBI eventually located a total of 15 victims from Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Long Island, New York.
One woman claimed that she would receive up to eight threatening text messages on a given day, according to the Daily News.
One threat, written in an October text and obtained by the Daily News read: "Do it from ur phone RIGHT NOW! I swear to God don't be stupid. U don't want every1 including your parents seeing your t*** (and) a**."
"WAIT!" Savader wrote in a second text obtained by Politico. "Listen to me. If we don't have a deal I will send the pictures to those people. Is that what u want? remember what's at stake. do u want ur family and everyone in DC to see your t***? Just agree to e-mail me a pic of you in a bra."
The messages were sent between late September 2012 and April 1, 2013; at least three of the victims have not been identified.
"I've known Adam his entire life and he has never behaved in a way that would lead me to believe these allegations are true," Michael Shoshnick, Savader's lawyer, told the Daily News.