Dominatrix faces federal charges in extortion plot against married Metro Detroit man

Erica Freeman charged with extortion in interstate commerce

By John Steckroth - Editor , Rod Meloni - Reporter, CFP ®

DETROIT - A 25-year-old woman with red hair, calling herself a dominatrix and fetishist, faces federal charges of extorting cash from a married man in Metro Detroit.

Erica Jean Freeman is charged with extortion in interstate commerce.

According to the complaint, a man started an online relationship with Freeman in September of 2016 over several social media accounts.

The man first began following her Twitter account, @nirvanafetish. WARNING: Some images on her twitter account are graphic.

The man began making regular payments to a PayPal account each week to keep Freeman from exposing their relationship. The victim is married and did not want his wife learning of the online affair. The payments were typically $250 every Monday.

The payments were traced to an IP address located in Fairburn, Georgia, near Atlanta.

In March, Freeman allegedly sent the man a pair of red underwear. He sent her a picture of himself wearing the underwear on his head and she demanded $15,000, threatening to tell the man’s wife if he did not pay here the additional sum, according to the complaint.

A number of emails were sent to the man threatening to expose their online affair.

“I hate being ignored and that money doesn’t change that and you still continue to ignore me like trash and I swear on my dogs lives that I will contact everyone you know if I don’t get a response,” one email reads.

In April, Freeman allegedly called the man’s wife and left a voicemail saying, “your husband has been cheating on you since your honeymoon, and he’s also a pervert.” She allegedly made false Facebook accounts in an effort to contact the man’s friends and family.

In total, the man paid out about $10,000.

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