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UPDATE: Jackson man faces 20 years if convicted

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 14:17:09-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Najee Thompson was at East Lansing’s 54-B District Court on Thursday for a preliminary exam in front of Judge Richard Ball.

He was bound over to circuit court, with a date set for Feb 19th. His bond is set at $100,000 cash/surety. It has not been posted.

His defense made a motion to reduce the bond, but it was denied.

Najee Turee Thompson, 21, of Jackson, has been charged in Ingham County with extortion and using a computer to commit a crime.

He is facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Court documents in Ingham County indicate he allegedly extorted money from a female MSU student, and he allegedly used a computer network to commit the extortion.

The complaint doesn’t say what he did to extort the money.

Last month, Thompson was bound over to Jackson County Circuit court with criminal sexual conduct charges for a different case.

He was charged in Jackson with Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree, Unlawful Imprisonment, and Intentional Dissemination of Sexually Explicit Visual Material.

An additional count of Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree and Interfering with Electronic Communication were added at his preliminary examination hearing.

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