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…
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.
Blackmail by two alleged victims of child sex abuse has surfaced at a trial where a West Coast man faces 24 charges.
An unnamed gang has moved into the field of commercial extortion, according to details revealed at a Christchurch District Court sentencing.
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.
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.
A man has admitted the $60,000 blackmailing of a man he called a paedophile, and posting comments on social media groups about him.
Name suppression has lapsed for a 37-year-old New Brighton man who denies a charge of 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.