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Cop Allegedly Threatened To Kill Woman And Her Family If She Didn't Send Him Naked Pictures
The victim said Joshua Fancher began messaging her over Instagram and the threats continued for five months.
A Florida cop allegedly threatened to kill a woman and her family if she didn't send naked photos of herself.
Joshua David Fancher, 25, was arrested Tuesday at the Orange City Police Department — where he works — for attempted extortion and terroristic threats charges. He’s accused of threatening a woman in Lowndes County, Georgia, according to police.
The victim told police in Georgia that Fancher began messaging her over Instagram in January and that the threats continued for five months, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. She said he threatened to kill her — and also kill and rape her family, including her sister and 5-year-old brother — unless she sent naked pictures.
She told police she didn’t know Fancher. It's unclear why he started messaging her.
When confronted on Tuesday, Fancher immediately resigned from his job at the police station. He’s being held without bond inside a Florida jail on a warrant from Georgia for the felony charges.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia will conduct the investigation into the allegations.
Fancher is a rookie cop who was sworn in only days before Christmas 2017. He has no prior complaints on his record during his short stint as an officer, nor any criminal history, according to Spectrum News 13 in Orlando.
Orange City Police Lt. Jason Sampsell told the News-Journal he had no idea about the alleged threats while Fancher was on the force.
It's unclear if Fancher has a lawyer to comment.
[Photo: Orange City Police]