Cindy Crawford's Alleged Blackmailer Edis Kayalar Turns Himself In

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BERLIN (CBS/AP) Edis Kayalar, the man who German police say tried to extort $100,000 from former supermodel Cindy Crawford, has turned himself in to police, according to German prosecutors.

Prosecutors in the southwestern city of Stuttgart said Tuesday that Kayalar walked into a police station late Monday.

The 26-year-old has been charged with one count of extortion in Los Angeles. If convicted, he could face up to two years in prison.

Kayalar allegedly threatened to release a photo of Crawford's daughter bound to a chair and gagged when she was 7. According to court papers, the girl says a former nanny took the picture as part of a "cops and robbers" game.

Kayalar is to appear before a judge later Tuesday who will rule on whether he is to remain in detention.

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