Woman gets year in jail for blackmailing Eagan man

A Hopkins woman received jail time for extorting money from an Eagan man with whom she had engaged in sex.

Lakeyia Shanee Johnson, 34, was sentenced in Dakota County district court July 10 to one year in jail and two years of probation after pleading guilty to felony coercion.

Prosecutors say Johnson exchanged sex for money on three occasions with a man after meeting him in December 2010 through an adult-oriented phone line.

During the following year, Johnson began demanding money from the man and threatened to show photos taken during the encounters to his wife if he didn’t comply.

The man paid Johnson $11,600 in December of 2011 but Johnson continued to demand more money.

By May of 2012, the man notified police, who arrested Johnson following an investigation.

At her sentencing, Johnson received credit for six days served and may be eligible for work release while serving time in the Dakota County Jail.

An attempted coercions charge was dismissed.

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