UNF student accused of cyberstalking charged with video voyeurism

Jesse Martinez, 21, accused of threatening to expose man's explict photos

By Nick Jones - Digital producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A student at the University of North Florida, who was previously arrested and accused of threatening to expose explicit photos of a man he met on a dating app, was charged with video voyeurism, News4Jax learned Wednesday.

The charge was filed against Jesse Martinez, 21, on Tuesday, and he appeared in court on Wednesday where a judge set his bond at $108,000.

Martinez was previously charged with unlawful use of a two-way communication device and making threats with intent to compel.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Martinez threatened to release nude photos of a man he met on the Grindr dating app. Investigators said Martinez threatened to post the photos if the man didn't meet him for oral sex.

Martinez was arrested after an undercover investigation by the Sheriff's Office. The arrest report said he used two different names, "J" and "Mike," in a chat room.

News4Jax also learned that Martinez was a volunteer photographer for the Spinnaker at UNF, but was terminated in December. 

Records show Martinez also has an active hold in Alachua County for violating probation. According to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, he was arrested in 2017 for threatening students at the University of Florida over sexual favors.

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