Man pleads not guilty to extorting A&M professor

Associated Press
Man pleads not guilty to extorting A&M professor

This undated photo provided by Miriam Ruth Aune shows James Aune. A Louisiana man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of using an underage girl to extort money from Aune, a Texas A&M University professor who jumped to his death from a campus building in January. Prosecutors say the defendant lured Aune into a sexually explicit online relationship with what he thought was an underage girl. They say the man later contacted Aune, told him he was the girl’s father, and threatened to expose him unless he paid $5,000. (AP Photo/Miriam Ruth Aune)

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