A teenage Oklahoma mother of two was arrested and charged Monday with several felonies after she and her boyfriend allegedly tried to blackmail a former gay classmate out of $500, threatening they would expose his "homosexual lifestyle on Facebook," according to records obtained by EnidNews.com.

Haley B. Adkerson, 19, was charged with counts of blackmail, conspiracy to commit a felony, and child neglect, after she was arrested last week. According to an affidavit, Adkerson is accused of blackmailing a man from Enid, Oklahoma out of $500. If he didn't pay, she and her boyfriend allegedly said they were going to out him as gay on social media.

According to EnidNews.com, the teen faces up to life in prison, and a $5,000 fine on the child neglect charge. She also faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine on the blackmail charge and up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine on the conspiracy charge.

The Enid Police Department received the complaint on July 6 and were told a man was threatening to reveal another man's secret "homosexual lifestyle on Facebook" unless he paid $500, according to an affidavit. The next day, Sgt. Bryan Hart contacted the alleged victim, who said the blackmailer was a former high school classmate, who contacted him through Facebook to ask for the money.

The man then texted the victim and also sent him hand-written letters asking for the ransom. Once police were involved, Hart told the victim to set up a meeting with Adkerson's boyfriend and to hand over the $500. Hart, along with two partners from the Narcotics Unit, met Adkerson at a supermarket parking lot, where she believed she would receive the blackmail money. In the car with her were her two children, ages 3 and 5.

Adkerson was arrested and questioned, where police learned her boyfriend was already incarcerated at the time. She said everything she did was under his direction.

The teen's boyfriend is being investigated by the Enid district attorney's office.


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