UK Boyfriends Meet Married Man On Grindr: Extortion Plot at 11
Couple jailed for blackmail after they threatened to expose married man on gay dating site Grindr
A couple who threatened to expose a married man they met on the gay dating website have been jailed.
Daniel Edwards, 29, and Kristofer Wagner, 30, admitted blackmailing the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, after ‘meeting’ him on Grindr.
Swindon Crown Court heard Edwards exchanged explicit pictures and messages with the victim, and then asked if he was married.
When the victim admitted he was married to a woman, Edwards threatened to forward the messages and pictures to his wife.
Edwards told the victim to pay him £2,000 if he wanted the information to remain private and the man agreed to pay £1,500.
Wagner then accompanied his partner to collect the cash from the victim in a car.
A short time later the victim called police.
Miss Recorder Maria Lamb jailed Edwards, of High Street, Gloucester, for two years and 10 months, and Wagner, of Wellington Street, Gloucester, for one year eight months.
She said: “It may not have been sophisticated in its execution.
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(h/t The Mirror)