Man Hospitalized After Being Released on Bail


An Attalla man faces charges after investigators say he tried to blackmail a woman into having sex with him. Authorities arrested Dustin Gibbs, and charged him with a felony count of attempted sexual extortion, and one count of distribution of private images. According to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Gibbs told the woman that if she refused to have sex with him, he would post her private images on social media. The woman contacted investigators after Gibbs uploaded a nude photo of her. Investigators say that Gibbs admitted to posting the image out of vindictiveness. He was booked in the Etowah County Detention Center, where he was later released on bond.

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