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A Bourg man is charged with extortion after he allegedly threatened a local teenager on social media after she denied his sexual advances.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said today that authorities started investigating Trey Verdin, 22, of Bourg, after learning that he had sent threatening messages on social media to a teenage girl.

The suspect allegedly exchanged messages with the teen for some time during the past year, and recently, he allegedly sent messages requesting sexual intercourse.

When she refused, the suspect made several violent threats to the girl, who then alerted the authorities.

On November 13, detectives made contact with Verdin and he was arrested and charged with one count of extortion.

He's held on a $10,000 bond.

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