The student who was extorted for sex found himself in this situation after he sent nude pictures to the accused who was posing as a woman.

Hat tip to The Other McCain.

Jim Phillips of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Ohio University student charged with extorting sex from other student

An Ohio University student is set to go on trial in February on felony charges of blackmailing another student into having sex with him.

Dorian J. Graham, 19, of Bedford Heights, near Cleveland, was indicted on Nov. 25 on one count each of sexual battery, attempted sexual battery, extortion and attempted extortion. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which are third- and fourth-degree felonies. He is free on recognizance while he awaits trial, with a $10,000 bond guarantee.

Documents filed in Athens County Common Pleas Court say that Graham, who was living in an OU residence hall, struck up a “texting relationship” on Sept. 20 with another OU student, with Graham pretending to be a woman.

Authorities say Graham persuaded the other student to send him nude pictures or video of himself and then posted them on a website. The Dispatch does not typically name victims of sex crimes.

The student texted Graham, begging him to remove the images because he feared they would damage his reputation. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said that Graham, as the price of removing the pictures, coerced the student to have sex with him on Sept. 23 and to record the sex and provide the video to Graham.

Graham allegedly told the student that he also was the victim of a blackmail scheme by the same nonexistent woman. At the time of the sexual conduct, Blackburn said, apparently the victim “still thought it was a girl that was making him do this.” At some point after the sex occurred, however, the victim became aware that Graham was the real culprit, he said.