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Former Romney Intern Arrested For Blackmailing Women Into Sending Him Nude Photos

He also has a Facebook profile full of photos of him posing with almost every Republican politician from the 2012 election cycle.

Posted on April 24, 2013, at 1:33 p.m. ET

Adam Savader, a 21-year-old campaign intern for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign was arrested in Great Neck, Long Island on Tuesday, charged with cyber-stalking and blackmailing young women online.

Savader posing for a photo with Mitt Romney.

According to an FBI press release, the SUNY Farmingdale political science student blackmailed 15 women into sending him nude photographs.

Savader posing for a photo with Paul Ryan.

He used a practice commonly referred to as "sextortion."

Savader posing for a photo with Rick Santorum.

Savader would anonymously contact women via Google Voice and tell them he already had nude photos of them.

Savader posing for a photo with Newt and Callista Gingrich.

He would anonymously text the women under the name "John Smith."

Savader posing for a photo with FOX News' Tucker Carlson.

He would then force them to send him more photos, saying if they didn't, he'd make their photos public.

Savader posing for a photo with Sarah Palin.

15 victims have been identified, so far, from Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Long Island, New York.

Savader posing for a photo with Sentator Marco Rubio.

Savader is being held, pending a bail hearing on Friday. He will be prosecuted in Michigan.

Savader posing for a photo with Congresswoman Michelle Bachman.

Savader, also, was very fond of bragging about dressing up as "Ellis the Elephant," a character Callista Gringrich used for book signings.

Ted S. Warren / AP

"He creeps me out. He was that dude you'd see everywhere in the conservative world," a Washington Republican told BuzzFeed.

Savader posing for a photo with Anne Coulter.

A former Romney campaign staffer spoke to BuzzFeed about working with Savader:

He just kind of, like, sauntered around the office a lot in the first floor… He kind of drew attention because he's like a pudgy nerdy kid who walks around the office and he'd always have the top two or three buttons undone on his shirt.

He had, like, a gold Star of David necklace popping out of his chest.

If convicted, Savader faces up to five years in prison.

Savader posing for a photo with Samuel "Joe The Pumber" Wurzelbacher.

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