(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The accused admitted to the police that he threatened the woman with posting her photos on a website if she did not rekindle her relation with him.
a syrian sales manager fooled a woman into believing that he was interested in marrying her made her undress during a video call and threatened to defame her by circulating her photos and video footage if she did not come to the uae to have sex with him a court heard.
the 45-year-old man faced charges of threat and extortion in the court of first instance.
the arab woman said in her complaint which she filed through an email to the dubai police that she met the accused on a phone messenger. he then talked to her on skype and filmed her. “i was surprised shortly later by him threatening to post my photos and videos online if i didot get naked in front of the camera” she claimed.
at first she did as he pleased but when he told her to come to the uae to have sex with him she wrote to the police.
a police lieutenant said around 4pm on june 10 last year they were tipped off that the accused was at a shopping centre in al twar 1. “the accused admitted to the police that he threatened the woman with posting her photos on a website if she did not rekindle her relation with him.”
the police searched his apartment in sharjah and seized two laptops and several memory devices.
photos of several women in a state of undress were found but no material linked to the case.
the police also found many text messages sent by the defendant to the woman with threatening and extortive content.