Blackmailer threatened to show sex tape to ex's family
A man who threatened to send a sex tape of his ex-girlfriend to her family has been jailed for almost three years.
Ackiem Augustine (25), of Leyton, east London, blackmailed the woman, who cannot be named, with the intimate footage, demanding back £100 he had spent on a gift for her.
He shook his head as he was jailed for 32 months at Snaresbrook Crown Court and, before he was led from the dock, he told his pregnant girlfriend in the public gallery: "Baby, I love you."
In her sentencing remarks Judge Sarah Paneth said that, between November 4 and November 14, 2014, Augustine sent "in excess of 100 messages" with immediate threats to upload footage of himself and his ex having sex to her mother and sister.
Defence counsel Stephanie Wookey said her client was "on the right track", and had been in a relationship for 18 months now.