A Perry man was arrested Thursday morning on a variety of charges, including forcible rape and extortion.
Ricardo Hernandez-Hernandez, 32, of 2007 W. Second St., Perry, was arrested on Dallas County warrants on Perry original charges of two counts third-degree sexual abuse, two counts of extortion, 11 counts of invasion of privacy and one count of interference with official acts.
Coming at the end of an investigation by the Perry Police Department, the charges stemmed from incidents in July, when Hernandez-Hernandez allegedly showed explicit videos and pictures to his ex-girlfriend of their prior sexual relations and “told the victim that if she did not have sex with him whenever he wanted, he would post the videos and pictures on social media and send them to friends,” according to court records.
“Out of fear of the videos being posted online and being embarrassed, the victim had non-consensual intercourse with” Hernandez-Hernandez, according to court records.
Officers later executed a search warrant and recovered two cell phones belonging to Hernandez-Hernandez that allegedly included 11 videos and photos of two different adult females, taken without their permission.
The evidence appeared to confirm the victim’s claims that Hernandez-Hernandez used the pictures and videos “to coerce her into sexual intercourse.”
During the course of the execution of the search warrant, Hernandez-Hernandez allegedly attempted to hinder the officer’s search for the phones.
Hernandez-Hernandez is held without bond in the Dallas County Jail in advance of an initial appearance in the Dallas County District Court.
Hernandez-Hernandez was arrested Aug. 9 on charges of second-degree sexual abuse and domestic abuse assault-bodily injury or mental illness. The case is pending in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.