Blackmail attempt fails for Trumansburg man

Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports that Sheriff Deputies arrested Benjamin C. Gentile age 21 of 4380 West Seneca Street Lot 78 Trumansburg, NY for 2 counts of Coercion 2nd. It is alleged that Gentile coerced two Town of Romulus residents on two separate occasions to do something, or give him money or he would retaliate by posting photos of the victims on the Internet. Gentile was arraigned before Town of Varick Justice Case and released after an order of protection was issued. Gentile will have to appear in Romulus Town court on September 12th 2008. Deputies report that the investigation is continuing and anyone with any information or similar complaints to contact Deputies at (315) 220-3250.

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