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The Today File

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December 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Indiana man faces charges for elaborate fake sex sting

An Indiana man went to extreme measures to steal cash and a pair of sunglasses off a would-be pedophile on Monday afternoon, according to Seattle police.

Adam Carl Blazak, 28, was charged today with first-degree extortion in King County Superior Court.

According to the charges, Blazak is accused of hatching an elaborate plot, one that included posing as a federal agent to lure a Seattle University student to a hotel room under the guise that he would hook up with a juvenile prostitute. Once face-to-face with the student, Blazak claimed to be a law enforcement officer, shined a flashlight in the student’s face, ordered him to the floor and handcuffed him, according to the charges.

Blazak told the student that he had a wife and kids and wondered what the man could offer him, according to a police report.

The student, who was not arrested, told Blazak that he only had his sunglasses and $191. But Blazak insisted they go to a nearby Bank of America branch so the student could withdraw funds. Blazak reportedly told the student that if he “tried anything” he “would be done,” police said.

Once at the bank, the student withdrew an additional $193 from his checking account and handed it over to Blazak. The men went back to the hotel and parted ways – the student then called police.

While the student first said that he was robbed while trying to sell video games at the hotel, he later said that he had gone to the hotel to have sex with a teenager. The student said he corresponded over email with someone who he believed was the girl more than 50 times, police said.

Police said that Blazak recently graduated from Indiana University, Kokomo, where he was on the dean’s list, and came to Seattle on vacation.

Dan Donohoe, spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, said police are continuing to investigate the case.

 

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