18-year-old man arrested for allegedly threatening to upload sex video of woman

An 18-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of attempted extortion.

The police said in a news release that a 19-year-old woman made a report on Aug 17 at 4.11am, informing them that an online acquaintance had threatened to upload a video of her having sex with him if she did not transfer $100 to him.

After conducting extensive ground queries, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division arrested the suspect on Aug 22 at Bedok North Street 3.

He was charged in court yesterday (Aug 24).

If found guilty, he will face a jail term of up to two years with caning.