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    UT - Man arrested on charges of extorting BYU student

    I'm glad the victim had the courage to call LE.

    A 36-year-old male has been arrested after allegedly extorting a 21-year-old male Brigham Young University student for sex and money by threatening to "out" the student to his fiancé and BYU's Honor Code Office.

    Brad Adams was arrested March 6 and booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of extortion and attempted forcible sodomy, according to police reports. He was later released on bail and is expected to appear in Provo's 4th District Court later this week. Adams and the victim met on Craigslist, according to Provo police, and began communicating with one another Feb. 22 via email and text messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziQ View Post
    I'm glad the victim had the courage to call LE.

    A 36-year-old male has been arrested after allegedly extorting a 21-year-old male Brigham Young University student for sex and money by threatening to "out" the student to his fiancé and BYU's Honor Code Office.

    Brad Adams was arrested March 6 and booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of extortion and attempted forcible sodomy, according to police reports. He was later released on bail and is expected to appear in Provo's 4th District Court later this week. Adams and the victim met on Craigslist, according to Provo police, and began communicating with one another Feb. 22 via email and text messages.

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    The problem with stigmatizing certain behaviors and living double lives. They always give the blackmailer the power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Fessel View Post
    The problem with stigmatizing certain behaviors and living double lives. They always give the blackmailer the power.
    ITA. Even though the victim was wrong in many ways, being gay or bi is not illegal. I'm sure he was kicked out of BYU, has been outed to everyone he knows, and it wouldn't shock me if he lost his family as well....all because he's gay or bi. And to also think he could have been killed for hooking up with someone on the net.

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    Well I dunno, but I think his fiancee had a right to know what he was up to. I find it hard to feel sorry for the guy since he was engaged.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    Well I dunno, but I think his fiancee had a right to know what he was up to. I find it hard to feel sorry for the guy since he was engaged.
    Absolutely. But I can see why these guys live the way they do. If they come out they lose everything so they live a lie. For that I feel sorry for them.

    I'm glad the perp was caught. He admits he's done this to others and ruined countless lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziQ View Post
    Absolutely. But I can see why these guys live the way they do. If they come out they lose everything so they live a lie. For that I feel sorry for them.

    I'm glad the perp was caught. He admits he's done this to others and ruined countless lives.
    Did anyone force him to get engaged? My sympathy goes to his fiance.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    Did anyone force him to get engaged? My sympathy goes to his fiance.
    You won't get any arguments from me. I did post that I felt he was wrong in many ways. I feel badly for her as well.

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    There are some Mormons who advocate homosexual men to marry and try to repress their sexuality. To try and "reprogram" themselves. It's a much more nuanced issue for many in the Mormon community than a gay-man-tricks-innocent-woman scenario. That's not to say it was the case here, but there is a subset in Mormonism who believes you can "fix" being gay and that those who identify as such should press on.

    Not wanting to start a debate on this or drag too much religion into this, but just wanted to pass on what I've read in reading up on the church and its culture.
    “Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


    In no way should any of my statements be construed as legal opinion or advice. While I am a lawyer, I am not a verified poster here at WS. The above statement(s) are an expression of my personal opinion, for entertainment purposes only, and copyright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnaTeresa View Post
    There are some Mormons who advocate homosexual men to marry and try to repress their sexuality. To try and "reprogram" themselves. It's a much more nuanced issue for many in the Mormon community than a gay-man-tricks-innocent-woman scenario. That's not to say it was the case here, but there is a subset in Mormonism who believes you can "fix" being gay and that those who identify as such should press on.

    Not wanting to start a debate on this or drag too much religion into this, but just wanted to pass on what I've read in reading up on the church and its culture.
    You are correct. Ignore it, get married, problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnaTeresa View Post
    There are some Mormons who advocate homosexual men to marry and try to repress their sexuality. To try and "reprogram" themselves. It's a much more nuanced issue for many in the Mormon community than a gay-man-tricks-innocent-woman scenario. That's not to say it was the case here, but there is a subset in Mormonism who believes you can "fix" being gay and that those who identify as such should press on.

    Not wanting to start a debate on this or drag too much religion into this, but just wanted to pass on what I've read in reading up on the church and its culture.
    While that might be so, I doubt they are advocating getting married but meeting men on the side.
    Just my opinion


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    Well, I applaud the victim for absolutely doing the right thing: he stopped the extortionist (from creating other victims) by his own willingness to stop victimizing others (his fiancee, family, school) with his personal deceptions.

    Good for him, I wish him all the best-- his future is certain to be brighter in the light of honesty, even if somewhat turbulent at the outset.

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    I feel sorry for everyone involved - except the extortionist. What a POS.

    I shudder to think how far-reaching this story will really be.



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