A Stratford man has pleaded guilty to eleven counts of extortion and has been sentenced to just under two years in prison.

Josh Alexander made the plea in a Stratford courtroom Tuesday afternoon in a case that saw a man use fake social media accounts to ask women for nude photos in exchange for money.

The man would then threaten the women with posting the photos online where friends and family would see them unless they paid him not to.

Charges against Alexander were first laid by Stratford Police in December in relation to extorting more than a dozen women followed by more charges coming in March.

Alexander also pleaded guilty to one count of criminal harassment.

He was sentenced to two years less a day in prison.

The names of the victims in the case are protected under a publication ban.