Johnson City man accused of extortion in sex case

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Johnson City police say a rental property owner is accused of trying to get a female tenant to pay her rent by having sex with him.

George Defrieze, 59, was arrested Tuesday on charges of extortion and patronizing prostitution.

He was jailed with bond set at $11,000. A court hearing was scheduled for Thursday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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