18-year-old arrested for attempted extortion

18-year-old arrested for attempted extortion

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SINGAPORE: An 18-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to extort money from a woman by threatening to upload a video of them having sex, the police said on Wednesday (Aug 23).

The 19-year-old woman lodged a report with the police on Aug 17 to say that an online acquaintance had threatened to upload the video if she did not transfer S$100 to him. 

Ang Mo Kio officers conducted ground queries and subsequently arrested the man at Bedok North Street 3 on Tuesday.

The man will be charged in court on Thursday with attempted extortion. If found guilty, he could be jailed for at least two years and caned. 

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