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Key West man charged with using Facebook to harass, extort sorority pledges

A Key West man is under arrest on charges that he used Facebook to sexually harass sorority pledges at Louisiana State University, and authorities are investigating whether he did the same thing at two Florida schools.

Mitchell W. Hill, 27, was arrested on a warrant charging him with video voyeurism and extortion in connection with complaints from two students at Louisiana State University, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Hill was also charged with 12 counts of attempted video voyeurism, officials said.

Identifying himself as "Marissa" and "Lexie" on Facebook at times, authorities say Hill told his victims that he was part of their pledging process. Hill asked them for explicit photographs and also taunted the young women over one-way video chat, authorities said.

Hill's computer has been confiscated, and he could face more charges. Among the schools where numerous other victims have come forward are the University of Florida, Florida State University, the University of Alabama and Auburn University, authorities said.

Key West man charged with using Facebook to harass, extort sorority pledges 12/09/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 9, 2010 10:20pm]
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