On Monday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Marckenson Chery, who turns 29 this week, pleaded not guilty to one federal charge of enticement of a minor.
In May last year, police in the Philippines arrested 58 people involved in a global sextortion ring that snared more than 600 Hongkongers in a span of two years.
The operation, which cracked three syndicates across northern parts of the country, was conducted in conjunction with Hong Kong police and Interpol.
None of the blackmailers have been caught so far as they are based overseas.
The force might turn to Interpol to bring the scammers to justice.
The gangs created social media accounts on which they posed as attractive Asian women and befriended victims.