CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- A man was sentenced to four years in prison for helping to extort $67,000 from an elderly Amish widower in exchange for keeping quiet about his solicitation of a prostitute. ...OK, first off, that's a lot of scratch for a guy who doesn't even have a wife to piss off anymore. But the bigger question is, the guy was Amish...so why was he afraid of stuff posted about him on the Internet? What, like his friends were gonna see it? I wonder what even happens if you type "Amish sex photos" into Google?
[Patrick] Lansdowne, 41, of Cleveland was also ordered to pay $14,327 restitution to Jake Byler, 75, of Burton Township, Ohio. ... Prosecutors said Byler handed over the money because the scammers convinced him photos of him and the prostitute would appear on the Internet.