A 22-year-old man and his 23-year-old fiancé were arrested after they were caught extorting a woman in exchange for not releasing her nude photos and clips.
Petaling Jaya police chief, Asst. Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faizal, said the victim had initially shared her nudes with her 22-year-old ex-boyfriend. The investigation revealed that the man had lost his mobile phone sometime in March.
It all started back on 31st May, after the 21-year-old received a text from a mysterious person who claimed that they had kept her nude photos. They asked for RM1,000 from the woman in exchange for not spreading it online.
During the investigation, the woman admitted to giving RM300 in cash to the man who is also a friend of her former partner. The culprit then asked her to transfer RM400 into a bank account registered under the name of a woman, who is also engaged to him.
Following the report lodged, the police officials have arrested the duo in two separate raids in Sea Park and Sungai Besi respectively. In addition, the male suspect was revealed to have two previous records linked to drugs.
The case is currently investigated under section 384 of the Penal Code.