Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Will Trade Dog For Sex or Cash - No Checks Or Credit Cards Accepted

Man allegedly demands sex to return lost dog

Jun 30 2009

Los Angeles County prosecutors allege that a convicted sex offender tried to extort a teenager by demanding cash or sex for the return of her lost dog.

Deputy District Attorney Jan Perlstein says 27-year-old Alfredo Dempkey has been scheduled for arraignment Tuesday afternoon on a count of attempted extortion.

Prosecutors say the Lancaster resident found the dog Friday and used information on its tags to contact the owner.

A meeting was arranged on a dark bridge at night, where Dempkey and the dog were lurking in the shadows. Dempkey was arrested. The dog was returned to its owner.

Prosecutors plan to ask that bail for Dempkey be set at $170,000, a number picked out of thin air, according to the Asst. D.A. handling the case. A telephone listing for Dempkey could not be immediately located. The owner of the dog-napped dog declined to comment, citing the attorney/dog privilege, available only in Los Angeles County, which is pretty weird about a lot of things.

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