Scotty Toppers accused faces 5 more charges in 'sextortion' case

Ottawa police have laid five more charges against a man who used the alias "Scotty Toppers" while allegedly harassing or extorting more than a dozen women using online images.

Nicholas De Carlo, 29, faces 35 charges in relation to more than a dozen women

An Ottawa man alleged to have criminally harassed or extorted more than a dozen women faces five more charges, police announced Wednesday.

Nicholas De Carlo faces more than 30 criminal charges including harassment and extortion. (Image obtained by CBC)
Nicholas De Carlo, 29, of Ottawa, now faces 35 criminal charges after police received complaints from 13 different women across Orleans.

Police also said eight additional women have come forward since De Carlo’s arrest.

De Carlo’s charges include 11 counts of criminal harassment, four counts of harassment by repeated communication with a person, six counts of mischief to data and five counts of theft.

Police said the accused harassed, and in some cases attempted to extort women he communicated with online while using the alias "Scotty Toppers."

After last week's announcement, eight more women came forward, police said.

One woman CBC News spoke with said a man who identified himself as Scotty Toppers repeatedly harassed her and said he had a number of boudoir-style pictures of her which he threatened to publish online.

He then published them in a fake social media page, and now she said she has had difficulty getting them removed from the site.

Police said the alleged victims either didn't know or barely knew the accused.

Police are asking anyone with information in relation to this investigation to contact them at 613-236-1222, ext. 3566 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.