China Net March 27th reports, Scott, a American teacher at an English Training School in Zhuhai (Guangdong Provence) had a relationship with one of his female students. After being dumped by her, he tried to blackmail her to extort 100,000 Yuan using her nude photos he took of her when they were together.Yesterday, Zhuhai Intermediate People’s Court pronounced Scott’s conduct constituted extortion, Scott is sentenced to prison for 3 years, and will be deported out of the country at the end of his service.
After received his sentence, defendant cried and said “it is too frightening”, begging the judge to be lenient. He said he is willing to sweep the streets to prove that he is going to do good for the society. The defendant is going to appeal for a lenient sentence.
One-night stand with foreign teacher, taking nude photos
Scott, an American who is 22 years old, in 2008 he started to teach spoken English at one of the English Training School in Zhuhai. During this time, he acquainted with a female student Luo and they made good impressions of each other. Last year October 25th, Scott invited Luo to his house to have dinner. Scott said in the court, “we had a good time that day”, Scott had sexual relation with her that night. After Luo showered, Scott used his camera phone took 3 picture of her. In one of them which Luo was topless.
Scott said, when he was taking picture Luo, she is aware of it and also did not oppose. Next day, Luo went to Zhejiang, Hangzhou, during that time they keep in touch but soon after, Luo told Scott she already has a boyfriend and told Scott that she is breaking up with him. Scott felt he was deceived, and decided to take revenge on her.
Arrested when blackmailing for 100,000
November 30th 2008, Scott sent one of Luo’s nude picture via QQ, lied to her that he has more of her nude photos and videos. He said if Luo breaks up with him, he would send all the photos and videos to others, he also asked Luo for money. According to the investigation, they have finally negotiated the terms to be, Luo giving Scott 100,000 Yuan in exchange of all her nude photos and videos.
December 3rd 2008, Scott asked Luo to meet up for ransom. After collected 30,000 Yuan from Luo, Scott refused to hand over the memory card of his cell phone. He demanded Luo to pay him the rest of 70,000 Yuan ransom, then he will give back all photos and videos.
It is reported, Luo went to the police as soon as she was blackmailed. Police arrested Scott at the ransom delivery site.