New York: A 38-year-old man had hacked into
his ex-girlfriend`s profile at a popular social networking
site and changed her status to `gay` and demanded money to
restore her true online identity.
The plan by Paul Franco backfired when his girlfriend,
Jessica Zamora-Anderson pushed by her family decided to report
the matter to the cops, `The New York Post` reported.
"Half the people in my country have heard about this. He
changed all of my personal information and said I was
interested in women," Zamora-Anderson, 30 a native of
Guatemala was quoted by the paper.
Franco has been arrested on charges of coercion and
"I got a lot of requests for relationships with women --
and he was the one accepting them," she said adding her
ex-boyfriend was spamming her friends and family.
Zamora-Anderson met Franco on Facebook in November 2008
when he posed as a 29-year-old college English teacher.
The relationship ended in November last year when Franco
threw a phone at his girlfriend`s head causing injury.
But Franco kept the relationship going by blackmailing
Zamora-Anderson that he would make their sex tapes public and
exhorting money from her which she paid, the Post said.
When Franco demanded more money after hacking the profile
Zamora-Anderson went to the cops and told authorities that she
had been beaten throughout the relationship.