I was contacted by a woman in Ghana who goes by the name Grace Andoh. She sent me photos of herself and showed me videos which I have since found on the internet.
A federal jury this week convicted Evans Appiah, 27, on charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and aggravated identify theft related to what authorities described as an “Internet romance scheme” with at least seven men and women.
In a six-day trial at the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, prosecutors said Appiah looked through online dating websites to initiate the relationships, including with victims in Wisconsin, California and Florida.
Once he had their trust, prosecutors said, Appiah would ask for money.