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A Sparks casino worker is behind bars this morning after he was accused of posing as a 17-year-old on Facebook, then tricking a teenage girl into sending him "compromising pictures."

Sparks Police arrested 34-year-old Jimmy Gallegos they say after he coaxed a 16-year-old girl into sending him a "compromising" picture. Once he had that, he tried to get more. He threatened to show it to the entire school if she did not send him more, or agree to meet in person.

Rather than agreeing to the extortion, she went to school police. The school police chief told the Reno-Gazette Journal the girl thought Gallegos was a local high school student.

Police subpoenaed Gallegos' cell phone records and arrested him on charges of extortion. His bail is set at 20-thousand dollars. 

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