Another day, another escort jailed for blackmailing a closeted married man.
John Walker (pictured) of Leeds, England, allegedly threatened to expose a man who hired him for sex if he didn’t fork over £5,000 (approximately 7,600 USD).
The 29-year-old Walker first connected with the 49-year-old businessman on a escort website in February. The two agreed to met at a hotel, where they indulged in drugs, watched porn, and had sex. The victim paid Walker £1,800 (approx. $2,700 U.S.) for the liaison.
But Walker decided he wasn’t satisfied with that amount, which most of would consider a pretty good payday. The next day, he sent the victim a cryptic text message: “Ring me or I will call your wife.”
In addition to the text, Walker also sent an e-mail with a picture he had taken of the victim in the hotel room where they had met.
The victim agreed to send Walker another £3,000, but the blackmail didn’t stop there.
A month later, Walker sent a text message to the victim’s wife with a video of her husband dressed in women’s panties.
That’s when the victim confessed to his wife and contacted police.
This week, Walker was sentenced t0 32 months in jail by a Leeds Crown Court.
“The complainant had been generous to you and that made you greedy,” the judge told him during sentenced. “You embarked on a scheme to obtain money from him.”