Point Loma extortioner to be sentenced Wednesday

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Point Loma man who solicited female models to pose for nude photos, which he then used to extort money and sexual acts from them, is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in a downtown courtroom.

Maverick Mendez Rosales, 24, pleaded guilty last month to charges of oral copulation, sexual battery and human trafficking of a minor. He is expected to be sentenced to 11 years and four months in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Martin Doyle said Rosales used online sources such as Facebook and Craigslist to solicit the victims. One person was victimized for two years, the prosecutor said.

Rosales lured models by offering to take photos at his bogus agency, then threatened to release the pictures on the Internet or to their families unless they performed sex acts on him or paid him money, Doyle said. Rosales was arrested last July 29 in Mission Valley.

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