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'Rape' Blackmailer Demanded Man Pay Her $10K After Consensual Sex: NYPD

By Gwynne Hogan | March 17, 2017 12:26pm | Updated on March 19, 2017 1:57pm
 Sophia Anastazievsky, 24, was arrested in Bushwick after she tried to extort $10,000 from a man she'd had consensual sex with, officials said.
Sophia Anastazievsky, 24, was arrested in Bushwick after she tried to extort $10,000 from a man she'd had consensual sex with, officials said.
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BUSHWICK — A woman who met a man at a bar and went back to his apartment for a night of sex was arrested after trying to blackmail him by threatening to accuse him of rape if he didn't give her $10,000, officials said. 

Sophia Anastazievsky, 24, met up with a 26-year-old Bushwick man at a bar on March 3, chatted him up and went back to his Knickerbocker Avenue apartment where they ate a meal he'd cooked and then had sex, according to police.

The next afternoon, Anastazievsky started to question the man about how much he made for a living and then demanded money, police said.

"Give me $2,000 now and $8,000 by the end of the year and I won't file charges with the police that you raped me," the woman told the victim, prosecutors said.

The 26-year-old complied and wrote out a check for $2,000 and Anastazievsky left his apartment, police said. She later tried to cash the check, but the man had flagged it with his bank and it didn't go through, officials said.

The man reported the theft to police on March 8 and police arrested Anastazievsky a day later on charges of fourth degree larceny, petit larceny and fifth degree possession of stolen property.

She was released without bail and a judge ordered her to stay away from the victim. She's due back in court on April 13, court records show.

Anastazievsky couldn't be immediately reached for comment and no information on her lawyer was available.