Alabama man arrested, charged with sexual extortion

Published 9:34 am Friday, November 20, 2020

A 20-year-old Alabama man was arrested and accused of sexual extortion, authorities said.

Aden Willis Yeager faces several charges including sexual extortion and possession and dissemination of obscene matter containing persons under age 17.

The West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force, investigators from the University of Alabama Police Department and the UA Joint Electronics Crime Task Force served a search warrant Thursday at a home near the university.

Details on the search weren’t immediately released but the search led to the Yeager’s arrest.

It’s unclear whether Yeager or the victims were students. It’s also unclear whether Yeager had an attorney who would comment on his behalf.