Tag: blackmail

Child sex abuse claims rejected by jury

May 30, 2018 | By More
Child sex abuse claims rejected by jury

A jury has thrown out all 18 child sex abuse charges against a West Coast man who had been blackmailed by two of his three accusers.

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Conspiracy, revenge and lies claim at abuse trial

May 24, 2018 | By More
Conspiracy, revenge and lies claim at abuse trial

A jury will have to decide whether conspiracy, revenge, and lies has led to a 45-year-old man being put on trial for child sex abuse offending.

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Alleged abuser was blackmailed

May 7, 2018 | By More
Alleged abuser was blackmailed

Blackmail by two alleged victims of child sex abuse has surfaced at a trial where a West Coast man faces 24 charges.

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Gang involved in commercial extortion

December 13, 2017 | By More
Gang involved in commercial extortion

An unnamed gang has moved into the field of commercial extortion, according to details revealed at a Christchurch District Court sentencing.

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Blackmailer’s suppression bid refused

November 13, 2017 | By More
Blackmailer’s suppression bid refused

A blackmailer’s request for final name suppression has been rejected by Christchurch District Court Judge Raoul Neave as he imposed a home detention sentence.

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Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

November 9, 2017 | By More
Allegation of blackmail at cow illtreatment trial

An accusation of blackmail by the “whistleblower” and main prosecution witness has been made at the Christchurch trial of a dairy farm manager accused of cow ill-treatment.

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$60,000 blackmail bid admitted

August 9, 2017 | By More
$60,000 blackmail bid admitted

A man has admitted the $60,000 blackmailing of a man he called a paedophile, and posting comments on social media groups about him.

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Not guilty plea in blackmail case

April 14, 2017 | By More
Not guilty plea in blackmail case

Name suppression has lapsed for a 37-year-old New Brighton man who denies a charge of blackmail.

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Christchurch man charged with blackmail

March 8, 2017 | By More
Christchurch man charged with blackmail

A New Brighton man has been remanded on a blackmail charge of threatening to disclose historic sexual offending by another man unless he was paid $40,000.

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