Broward County

Cop who threatened to share naked photos of his ex with colleagues found guilty

James Krey, a Davie police officer, was found guilty of extortion Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
James Krey, a Davie police officer, was found guilty of extortion Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

Nearly three years ago Davie police officer James Krey was arrested and charged with extortion after he threatened to send naked pictures and a sex video of his ex-girlfriend — also a Davie police officer — to their colleagues if she didn’t leave town.

On Wednesday, after a 20-minute deliberation, a jury found Krey guilty of extortion, according to Miami Herald news partner CBS4.

Krey, who faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, will be sentenced in February, the station reported.

On March 10, 2015, Brittany Assam, then 22, went to the Coral Springs Police Department to report the threatening text messages she was receiving from Krey, who was then 37, according to Krey’s police report.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Assam read some of the text messages during the one-day trial.

“Jimmy, please don’t destroy me. I will leave the department,” she said in one text message, which she read to the jury, according to the Sentinel.

“You’re going to have to leave Broward, sweetheart,” he replied. “Anywhere you go, I have people.”

Krey, who has been on unpaid leave, did not react to the verdict, CBS4 reported. Assam, however, left court in tears, the station said.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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