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    Man in Miss Teen USA extortion case posts bail

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    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A 19-year-old man is free on bail after surrendering to face charges of hacking webcams at the home of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women to extort nude photos of them.

    Jared Abrahams was in federal court in Santa Ana on Thursday after surrendering to the FBI. He's charged with extortion.

    FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says Abrahams was freed on $50,000 bail but he's confined to his Temecula home and must wear a GPS monitor.

    A judge says he can only use his home computer for schoolwork, and it will be monitored.

    Prosecutors claim Abrahams stole images from home computers of Wolf and other women then threatened to go public with the images unless they provided him with nude photos or videos.

    Wolf alerted the FBI to the demand.

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