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Man threatened to leak intimate photos if ex-mistress didn’t compensate him

SINGAPORE — After a seven-year extra-marital relationship with a lady he first employed as an escort ended, a person demanded that she return him a yr’s value of allowance, then threatened to disseminate intimate videos and images that have been taken with out her information.

Chua Joo Kwang, who’s married with two sons, was sentenced to seven months’ jail on Monday (13 September) after he pleaded responsible to one depend each of insulting the sufferer’s modesty and felony intimidation, with one count of stalking considered for sentencing.

Chua, 57, and the girl, 46, are each Malaysians and Singapore everlasting residents. The lady can’t be named to guard her identification.

In 2011, Chua engaged the girl for escort companies. He then had an affair along with her, offering her a month-to-month allowance of $2,500 earlier than their relationship led to December 2018.

After their relationship ended nonetheless, Chua continued harassing the girl over the following three months, sending her some 50 textual content messages by way of the WeChat cell software. He kept insisting on meeting her and in addition requested her to return him one yr of her allowance, which amounted to $30,000, as compensation for the break-up.

Chua additionally impersonated his own anonymous “good friend” to threaten the girl. He used a cell software to generate a pretend quantity with a US nation code in December 2018 with a view to obtain his ends.

Between 10 and 16 February 2019, the girl started to obtain textual content messages from an nameless particular person utilizing an overseas number. The person claimed to be “M”, a good friend of Chua’s. In these messages, “M” pestered the girl to fulfill Chua with a view to pay the latter compensation.

As the girl ignored the messages, “M” despatched her three intimate images of herself with Chua. “M” threatened to leak the compromising images if she continued to disregard the messages.

On 13 February 2019, “M” despatched the girl two images – one confirmed her nude, and the opposite depicted her performing oral intercourse on Chua.

He then despatched the message, “Now I solely ship images to you… perhaps quickly I would ship extra images to your loved ones and associates? Better you meet your bf quickly to settle what he needs from you. You better fulfill him, make him completely satisfied and ensure it ends on his phrases! Better for you that manner. In case your bf is completely satisfied, I’m completely satisfied and there shall be NO PROBLEM for you.”

Accused recorded her in sexual acts with out her knowledge

After Chua’s id was ascertained, the police raided his dwelling and seized his laptop computer and cell phone. The authorities discovered eight sexual videos involving Chua and the girl. These have been all taken on 6 July 2018 with out the girl’s knowledge.

Chua would film the intimate moments with a hidden recording system and with out the girl’s consent.

The prosecution sought eight months’ jail for Chua, whom it mentioned had been motivated by a “degree of malice and greed” having “involved the prospect” of public humiliation to terrorise the girl into submitting to him.

Chua had additionally abused his place as her boyfriend to take illicit movies of her and had cruelly instructed to ship them to household and associates, mentioned Deputy Public Prosecutor Huo Jiongrui.

Chua appeared in individual, having had his lawyer Ramesh Tiwary discharge himself at the beginning of the proceedings. Tiwary advised the courtroom that he mustn’t take part within the listening to as Chua had not been in a position to give him clear directions.

Studying from a notice, Chua mentioned in mitigation that he had pleaded responsible, which ensured that the sufferer didn’t must testify in court docket. He added that he regretted his offence, which was “out of character” and promised to not re-offend with the help of his household.

“I betrayed my spouse and two sons,” he mentioned. He additionally cited his clear file and pointed to a Buddhism follow which is able to “information (him) on the suitable path”.

“I’ve been in a psychological jail for the final 13 months and I don’t need to undergo once more,” he added.

For insulting the modesty of a lady, Chua may have been jailed as much as a yr, or fined, or each.

For committing felony intimidation, he may have been jailed as much as two years, or fined, or each.

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