What to Know
- Terry Fenelon, 20, will get credit for two years he's already spent behind bars
- Fenelon was 18 in March 2016 when he was arrested on two counts of sexual battery by coercion and two counts of extortion
A former Homestead Senior High School student accused of extorting younger female students into having sex with him by threatening to expose nude photos he forced them to send him was sentenced to six years behind bars Thursday as part of a plea deal.
Terry Fenelon, 20, will get credit for two years he's already spent behind bars and will be under community control for two years after his prison sentence under the plea deal.
Fenelon was 18 in March 2016 when he was arrested on charges of sexual battery by coercion and extortion.
Authorities say Fenelon posed as someone named "Dre" on the messaging app KIK and sent messages to his 15-year-old and 16-year-old victims, asking for nude photos. When he was denied, "Dre" threatened harm to the girls' families or claimed he would release other nude photos, authorities said.
"Dre" also indicated he knew the victims' addresses and present locations, authorities said. When the victims sent nude photos, "Dre" threatened to release them on Facebook or to relatives unless they performed sex acts on his "cousin," Fenelon, at Homestead Senior High, authorities said.
The victims began to realize that "Dre" and Fenelon were the same person, and they came forward to police and school administrators.
Fenelon must also register as a sex offender for five years following his prison sentence and take part in a sex offender treatment program as part of the deal.