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Woman Sentenced in '19 Kids and Counting' Extortion Case

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) An Iowa woman has been sentenced to home confinement for threatening to release damaging photographs of a cast member of the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting."

The Quad-City Times reports Teresa Hunt of Bettendorf was sentenced Thursday to one year of supervised release. That includes four months of home confinement and a mental health evaluation.

Hunt pleaded guilty in July to one count of extortion. Prosecutors say Hunt told TLC's parent company she had damaging photographs of a cast member that would reveal an inappropriate relationship with a Missouri singer. She told Discovery Communications she would release the photos if the company didn't pay her $10,000.

The cast member and singer have denied any romantic relationship. They have called the plot laughable.

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