A man who worked as an Olympia, Wash., School District computer technician is accused of blackmailing a teacher who was using district computers in an alleged extramarital affair with a colleague.

Jeffrey P. Gabrielse, who is in his 20s, has been charged with second-degree extortion and released on $2,500 bond.

In late October, according to school district officials and prosecutors in Thurston County, Wash., Gabrielse sent eMail messages to a teacher at Jefferson Middle School, demanding $10,000 to keep secret the man's alleged affair with a woman teaching...

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