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17 November 2011 07:40 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A lady teacher in a complaint to the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) said she was blackmailed into sex by a person who befriended her on Facebook, by threatening to post her nude photos on it.
A resident of Agalawatta, she told the CCD that she had built up a friendship with a man working in a private media institution via Facebook on September 15 and in time their friendship had turned into a love affair and they contacted each other regularly on the mobile phone. 
The woman said she had met the suspect at a hotel in Bambalapitiya on September 17 and on that occasion he had coaxed her to be photographed in the nude. She said she allowed him to take her photos on the promise he would marry her.
The woman said she had given the man Rs.7,000 on one occasion and on another Rs.4,000 and alleged that she was being continuously blackmailed by the man thereafter. 
The CCD detectives who are conducting investigations into the incident informed Colombo Fort Magistrate that the suspect could be charged with coercing the complainant into sex by threatening to post her nude photos on Facebook.  
Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne directed the mobile phone service provider to provide details pertaining to two telephone numbers which were alleged to have been used by the suspect and get details of his whereabouts. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 10

  • sltk2004 Friday, 18 November 2011 03:49 AM

    So these are the type of people who are in charge of our children at schools. Also imagine how these people would have behaved at even a small mistake of a child..

    Kumar Friday, 18 November 2011 04:43 AM

    Facebook should not be blamed for this, this is the fault of that lady.. They have to be control themselves to avoid such incidents

    citizen1 Friday, 18 November 2011 06:27 AM

    what about the man? is he innocent?

    lokka Friday, 18 November 2011 06:32 AM

    Had she used her brain a bit without giving way for feelings she woudnt be in this predicament.

    knight rider Friday, 18 November 2011 07:40 AM

    in the good old days people used the PEN PAL medium to befreind people and built their relationships...but times have changed technology but not the corrupt minds.

    Viewer Friday, 18 November 2011 08:15 AM

    Agree with you.

    azath Friday, 18 November 2011 08:55 AM

    Products of rotten western ideologies

    Nihal Friday, 18 November 2011 09:42 AM

    And these sort of people are in charge of educating little minds... She should be locked up for behavior unbecoming of a TEACHER!!!!!!

    Asanka Friday, 18 November 2011 02:45 PM

    people are you serious? blaming the lady here? what wrong has she done.. culprit and the blachmailer is the man

    Boss A Saturday, 19 November 2011 08:45 AM

    The lady must also be punished..

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