MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a female New York state trooper posed as a man on a dating site and threatened to post nude photos of a woman she had met there.
Jennifer Daignault, of Rome, New York, pleaded not guilty Monday to three coercion charges in Nassau County.
Prosecutors say the 31-year-old Daignault had a texting-only relationship with a 33-year-old Nassau woman she had met on a dating site.
They say the woman believed she was communicating with a man and sent Daignault numerous nude photos.
Authorities say Daignault tried to use the photos to coerce the victim into buying a fake driver’s license bearing the name of a man with an address in upstate Manlius.
Daignault’s attorney, Gerard McCloskey, told Newsday that he believes the charges are “overblown.”