Joliet man threatened to share sexual video of woman, police say

Prosecutors charge man with felony intimidation offense

A Joliet man was arrested by Will County Sheriff’s deputies after he was accused of threatening to share a sexual video of a woman if she did not pay him money.

In July, a woman reported to deputies that a man later identified as Alejandro Cordova, 39, of the 200 block of Doris Avenue was threatening to share a sexual video of her to her family if she did not pay him money, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said.

Sheriff’s detectives investigated the case and the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized a felony charge of intimidation against Cordova.

A criminal complaint said Cordova “knowingly communicated” a threat to a woman on July 23 with the intent to cause her to pay him cash.

Will County Judge Dave Carlson signed a warrant for Cordova’s arrest.

Cordova was arrested and taken to the Will County jail about 9:45 a.m. Sunday. He was released about an hour later after posting $5,000 bond.

Cordova is scheduled for a court appearance on Oct. 4 in Carlson’s courtroom at the Will County Courthouse.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News