Paedophile hunters responsible for more than half of grooming prosecutions – Daily Telegraph

‘Police chiefs have accused vigilante paedophile hunters of exceeding the law, despite using their evidence to prosecute suspects in more than half of all cases.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2019

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TalkTalk hacker who blackmailed executives in £77million cyber attack is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2019 in blackmail, computer crime, fraud, guilty pleas, internet, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “cruel and calculating” cyber criminal who took part in a massive TalkTalk hack and blackmailed former chief executive Dido Harding has been locked up for four years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2019

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Computer hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed after UK’s ‘most serious’ cyber crime investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2019 in advertising, blackmail, computer crime, internet, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

‘A student who made hundreds of thousands of pounds blackmailing the users of porn sites around the world as part of the UK’s most serious cyber crime case, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2019

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‘Catfish’ rapist who blackmailed victims he met online is jailed for 15 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A “predatory sex offender” who was spared jail after blackmailing a girl he met online went on to rape a woman after his rehabilitation course was delayed due to “financial constraints,” a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2018

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Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder’s sentence reduced – BBC News

‘A “sadistic” paedophile who was jailed for 32 years has had his sentence reduced.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2018

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‘Paedophile hunter’ jailed for blackmailing victims – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in blackmail, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A self-styled “paedophile hunter” who blackmailed his victims for tens of thousands of pounds has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2018

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Joshua Probert jailed for ‘sextortion’ blackmail threats – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2018 in blackmail, internet, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A university student who blackmailed young girls and women into performing “depraved” sex acts online has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2018

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Sadistic’ paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2018 in blackmail, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A scientist and university academic described as a “warped and sadistic” paedophile has been jailed for 32 years after blackmailing a string of vulnerable victims, many teenagers, into carrying out depraved sexual and physical acts.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2018

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Cambridgeshire blackmailer jailed for punching toddler – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2018 in assault, blackmail, child abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who punched a toddler in the face in a bid to blackmail the child’s grandparents has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2018

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Police wrongly pursued retired fire chief rather than investigate blackmail claim against fantasist who accused him of rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2018 in appeals, blackmail, miscarriage of justice, news, police, rape by tracey

‘Police wrongly pursued a rape case against a retired fire chief rather than investigate a blackmail claim against the fantasist who made the allegation, the Telegraph can disclose. David Bryant, 67, spent almost three years in jail after being convicted of rape in a miscarriage of justice that further plunges into crisis the police handling of sex abuse cases. Mr Bryant’s conviction was overturned in the Court of Appeal and now a High Court judge has raised serious questions over a police force’s failure to investigate his accuser.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2018

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Police officer who blackmailed member of the public has sentence increased – Attorney General’s Office

‘Police officer has sentence increased after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 30th November 2017

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Jail for men who tried to defraud and blackmail solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted November 21st, 2017 in blackmail, computer crime, fraud, law firms, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men who were part of an organised fraud network that conned solicitors and others out of over £300,000, as well as a man who tried to blackmail a law firm to pay over €10,000 for the return of data stolen from its systems, have been sent to prison.’

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Legal Futures, 21st November 2017

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Man sentenced for threatening to blow up G4S vans – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 20-year-old has today (29 September) been sent to a young offenders’ institution for two years for blackmailing his employer by threatening to blow up their vans.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th September 2017

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Alarm over steep rise in number of sextortion cases in UK – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2017 in blackmail, gangs, internet, national crime agency, news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Growing numbers of people are falling victim to organised gangs who lure them into sending sexually explicit images and then threaten to post the pictures online unless they get payment.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2017

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Former Solihull nursery worker jailed for sex offences against 18 boys – The Guardian

‘A former nursery worker who blackmailed and raped a teenage boy has been jailed for 16 years for what a judge called “a disturbing catalogue of sexual corruption and deviancy”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2017

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Dancers spared jail after blackmailing rugby star Danny Cipriani – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2017 in abortion, blackmail, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Two dancers have avoided jail for blackmailing former England rugby star Danny Cipriani for thousands of pounds after one of them aborted his child.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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Senior judge launches extraordinary attack over “blackmail” by solicitors and tells barristers to stop defending them – Legal Futures

Posted January 17th, 2017 in barristers, blackmail, immigration, judges, law firms, news, professional conduct, tribunals by tracey

‘A senior judge has accused solicitors of “blackmailing” the immigration tribunal in an extraordinary attack that also branded their conduct as “disgraceful” and “shameful” in not pursuing the appeals they had lodged.’

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Legal Futures, 16th January 2017

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Waitress blackmailed policeman after editing video to make it sound like he threatened to rape her – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2017 in blackmail, news, sentencing, video recordings, young offenders by tracey

‘A waitress who edited a video to make it sound as though a police officer she met on a dating website was threatening to rape her has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph. 5th January 2016

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Sextortion: Rise in blackmail-related suicides over sexual images shared online – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2016 in blackmail, internet, news, suicide by tracey

‘Four men killed themselves in the last year after being blackmailed as part of an increasing cyber “sextortion” racket.
International gangs of organised criminals are targeting more and more young men by luring them into potentially compromising positions, the National Crime Agency said.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2016

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Pensioner who wrote bizarre note threatening to blow up bank convicted of blackmail – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2016 in banking, blackmail, bomb hoaxing, news by sally

‘A pensioner who sparked a bomb scare with a handwritten note threatening to blow up a bank has been found guilty of blackmail.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2016

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