The University of Nevada Campus Police is investigating a pastor who is accused of extorting a university student.

Campus Police said 40-year-old Santino Cantalupo and a female student exchanged a series of texts about alcohol. Police said the student told Cantalupo that she didn't want to be involved and that is when he threatened to blackmail her.

The student filed a complaint with the police soon after.

The text messages had been sent over the course of a couple weeks, Campus Police said. 

They also said their numbers were given freely to each other.

Campus Police said the student did the right thing by reporting Cantalupo and encourages all student to do the same no matter the circumstances.

This is a developing story.