A former staffer at the United States Embassy in London pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple counts of stalking, extortion, and computer fraud, among others.
Earlier this year, Michael C. Ford was formally charged in a federal court in Atlanta with running his elaborate sextortion scheme against hundreds of women—incredibly, primarily from his heavily monitored, government-owned work computer.
According to government prosecutors, Ford would write to women, saying he had obtained nude photographs of that victim. This was the case for one woman, dubbed "Jane Doe One," an 18-year-old woman in Kentucky. Ford wrote to Jane Doe One, demanding that she send videos of "sexy girls" undressing in changing rooms. He threatened to publish sexually explicit photos of her if she did not comply.