2 women accused of extortion in Fairfax sex-for-rent case

Pat McMahon Contributor

In these tough economic times, Fairfax County police say it’s not unheard of for a tenant to offer a landlord sexual favors in exchange for a month’s rent. But when the scheme extends to blackmailing the landlord by threatening to tell his wife, people get arrested.

Fairfax police said that two 20-something women living in an apartment on Beekman Place, just off Route 1 near Fort Belvoir, called the landlord recently and informed him that they were unable to pay the rent. “The suspects suggested they would perform sexual acts in place of the rent,” according to an affidavit by Detective Mike Holland filed Tuesday in Fairfax Circuit Court.

“The victim agreed,” said Holland, who investigates financial crimes.

So the landlord went over to the apartment, in the Sacramento neighborhood, and was instructed to go into the bedroom and remove his clothing, which he did, Holland wrote.

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