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SINGAPORE — A woman who threatened to file a law enforcement report against her ex-boyfriend for molest and then later threatened to disseminate nude shots of him was jailed for 6 months on Tuesday (19 Oct).

Using these threats, the 28-calendar year-old Malaysian woman then extorted more than $10,000 from the 34-yr-outdated male in excess of a year.

The former stability officer pleaded responsible to one particular depend of criminal intimidation, with an additional rely of the exact same character regarded for her sentencing.

The pair commenced courting in 2017. The female claimed that her boyfriend had cheated on her in the course of their romantic relationship prior to they broke up in August 2018.

Just after they broke up, the female repeatedly messaged her ex-boyfriend as she was indignant with him. She demanded that the target pay back for her every month rental fees and professional medical costs as a variety of compensation.

She educated the sufferer that if he failed to do so, she would lodge a law enforcement report stating that the target experienced molested her, intending to induce the target alarm.

Out of fear, the sufferer agreed to spend the girl monthly. He held paying out until he could not preserve up with the payments, and told the lady so. By then, he had transferred $10,720 to the lady from August 2018 to July 2019.

When the payments stopped, the lady became furious and threatened to unfold the victim’s nude photos, which she had taken when they were even now courting.

The male designed a police report on 8 July last yr.

The woman’s attorney Audrey Koo sought 5 months’ jail, pleading for the judge to consider that the accused and target have been going by “a tumultuous marriage that soured in just one of the worst approaches possible”.

She mentioned that her client’s boyfriend had begged for the woman’s forgiveness and promised by no means to cheat on her once again. He even promised to marry her and pay for her individual charges, together with regular expenses. However, he reneged on his claims.

“Our consumer was genuinely triumph over with emotions at that position of time and felt that…the victim experienced owed her in a sense. When now she has moved on from this marriage and has designs to get married subsequent 12 months, she does sense remorseful,” reported Koo.

Koo taken care of that the woman did not have any nude images of the victim, and that she was building vacant threats. “Our consumer was merely upset with (her ex-boyfriend) at the materials time and her anger get the much better of her,” she stated.

The woman, now unemployed, is thanks to register her relationship in February future calendar year. The prosecution had sought 6 to nine months’ jail.

For felony intimidation, the lady could have been jailed up to two decades, or fined, or the two. 

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