Indian-Origin Singaporean Jailed Over ‘Sex Video’ Extortion Plan: Report

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An Indian-foundation Singaporean on Monday changed into sentenced to 18 months in prison after he pleaded responsible to 1 depend of crook intimidation whilst being part of a four-guy plan to extort SGD 60,000 from a married businessman who changed into secretly recorded having intercourse with every other guy in 2019, consistent with a media file.

Initially, 3 men, together with the businessman’s private assistant have been a part of this extortion plan. They decreased the quantity to SGD 50,000.

But police arrested them earlier than coins ought to extrade hands. They have been later launched on bail.

However, on April 2, 2020, Tan Yong Jian, who changed into a part of the trio, roped in 29-year-antique Mahadevan Edwyn, a person of Indian-foundation, to be a part of the extortion scheme, The Straits Times newspaper reported.

Mr Edwyn, who dedicated the offence whilst he changed into below a remission order, changed into promised a 50-50 break up of the quantity negotiated via telecellsmartphone calls from the 53-year-antique businessman, consistent with the file.

“The accused agreed to Yong Jian’s plan, as his earnings changed into stricken by the monetary downturn and he wished cash to renovate his new… flat (condominium unit),” Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Zhou Yang informed the courtroom docket.

In overdue 2019, the private assistant secretly set up a digital digicam withinside the businessman’s home, and left the digital digicam in his residence for approximately 3 weeks, the file said.

During that time, he controlled to document his boss having intercourse with every other guy on at the least 5 occasions.

On April three remaining year, Mr Edwyn despatched the businessman a text, asking him handy over SGD 50,000 in coins inside 24 hours.

Mr Edwyn additionally informed that motion pictures of him “committing homosexual acts” could be uploaded on Facebook and different boards if he did not supply the coins in the stipulated time.

The businessman to start with responded that he did now no longer have the cash.

But on April four remaining year, he despatched Mr Edwyn every other message mentioning that he wished approximately every week to elevate the SGD 50,000.

Mr Edwyn felt suspicious and bumped off the cellular telecellsmartphone in addition to the SIM card he had used to touch the businessman, the file said.

Mr Edwyn dedicated the offence whilst he changed into below a remission order, simply months after he changed into launched from jail in overdue 2019 over crimes now no longer said in courtroom docket documents, the file said.

As a part of the order, he changed into speculated to preserve out of hassle from October 9, 2019 to August 28 remaining year.

For breaching it, he’ll now must spend an extra fifty nine days at the back of bars, it added.

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