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FARMINGTON — An Albuquerque man is accused of charges including extortion, voyeurism and stalking for sending nude photos of a Farmington woman to her friends and relatives as he tried to force her to remain in a relationship.

Anthony Sandy, 23, is accused of a third-degree felony count of extortion along with misdemeanor counts of stalking, voyeurism and nine misdemeanor counts of unauthorized distribution of sensitive images, according to court records.

Sandy was arrested on Sept. 9 and is being held at the Bernalillo County Metro Detention Center, according to court documents. It did not list which agency arrested the defendant.

He did not have legal representation on Sept. 13.

A Farmington Police Department officer was dispatched around Jan. 11 to contact a woman who stated Sandy was threatening her.

She told the officer she had been in a relationship for three months with the defendant after they met online.

Sandy allegedly tried to manipulate the woman into staying in the relationship, but she ended it on Jan. 11.

The affidavit describes incidents from Jan. 11 to about Feb. 9.

The defendant is accused of releasing the woman's personal information to strangers which led to people traveling to the woman's place of employment in Farmington trying to approach her for sex.

She later quit her job due to the stress and fear it caused, according to court documents.

The woman detailed to police how Sandy would send her phone messages and Facebook messages stating if she did not contact him, he would send nude photos of her to her friends and relatives.

Sandy sent out nude photos to nine of the woman's friends and relatives without her consent or knowledge, according to court documents.

He allegedly took screenshots of a video chat between him and the woman, where he requested the woman to take off her clothes.

A search warrant was executed on Sandy's Facebook profile, where nine different chat threads were located with 10 photographs that were sent out to Facebook friends.

They were sent on Jan. 12, according to court documents.

Sandy also accessed the woman's personal information, including her Social Security number, the vehicle identification number for her vehicle and medical information and attempted to use the information against the woman, she told police.

The defendant is also accused of claiming he contacted the New Mexico Children, Youth and Family Department to report the woman was an unfit mother and that her child would be removed from her custody.

Sandy did not have a first appearance in Farmington Magistrate Court scheduled on Sept. 13.

Joshua Kellogg covers breaking news for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at jkellogg@daily-times.com.

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