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Greater Jakarta: Man arrested for sextorting girlfriend

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 11 2019   /  01:34 am

A 23-year-old university student in Tangerang, Banten, has become the victim of sextortion and fraud allegedly committed by her boyfriend, identified only as RJ, 34.

Tangerang Police chief Comr. Ewo Samono said the two had met on the dating app Tinder and had a two-month relationship.

RJ then invited his girlfriend, BP, to be his business partner, luring her with high, quick returns.

“The victim transferred Rp 25 million (US$1,799) to RJ for a welding business. She was promised 30 percent of the profits in just a month,” Ewo told kompas.com on Tuesday.

The sextortion began when RJ asked BP to take off her clothes during a video call. She complied with the request, reportedly “out of love”, unaware that RJ had taken screenshots of the call.

According to the police investigation, RJ then blackmailed BP, threatening to spread the nude images of her...