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A criminal case filed by Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) against a Facebook user alleging that a lady teacher had been blackmailed into sex by him after befriending her on Facebook and thereafter threatened to post her nude photos on it, was yesterday fixed for trail by a Colombo Court.

When the case came up before Colombo Fort Magistrate, the suspect S. Weeraratne said he was not pleading guilty to the charges. Accordingly, Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne fixed the matter for trial and witnesses were ordered to be appeared in Court on August 3.

In this case, a lady teacher in a complaint to the CCD said she was blackmailed into sex by the suspect who befriended her on Facebook, by threatening to post her nude photos on it.

The complainant had told the CCD that she had built up a friendship with the suspect via Facebook on September 15 last year 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, 2011 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. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

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  • Facebook Ban Sunday, 03 June 2012 04:29 AM

    Ban Facebook, Ban Facebook

    xlntgson Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:14 AM

    Impersonation is a real problem and every one is vulnerable, some one comments in another's name to gainsay while others are puzzled how often he changes views? We are all sensational to such news without questioning.

    ibnuaboo Saturday, 02 June 2012 11:28 AM

    what a shy. a lady teaher who should be respect and a good character before the society specially for her students is appeard in the court for allowing to take her nude photo for marriege. we dont know what else happened on that occasion.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 02 June 2012 11:53 AM

    She must be a Montesori teacher? Or may be kid. Did that man dragged her to the hotel room? A big puzzle to me.

    Human Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:20 PM

    she watches too much indian movie :D

    Indeewarawara Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:44 PM

    We are living in a time of ignorance....,& we are not living in shariah Based countries which definitely would have punished this woman for adultery,If judges start to punish these women for misbehavior thousands of women would have been behind the Bars.........

    usaguy Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:55 PM

    Womenae so stupid and get caught to these maniacs so easily. they think the moment they fall in love the guys will do anything for them. Thats why they pose in nude. Everyone on the net knows the amount of sex videos online mostly taken by their boyfriends. even prostitutes fall prey to this maniacs. i know someone who takes pictures and distribute among friends. he has promised these prostitutes that he will never share the pics. BE CAREFUL ALL WOMEN OF THESE PREDETERS.

    Yasmin Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:16 PM

    Teacher has to be first taught her lessons....Stranger Danger! God Bless our students!

    Lakshan Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:32 PM

    Lol.. couldn't have said it better!!

    jacky ma Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:35 PM

    People really need to open their eyes and use Facebook wisely if not stop using Facebook. Facebook has become the place for child molesters and perverts.

    I used to be on Facebook around 2009-2011 then quit Facebook because it is becoming like a brothel.

    I think the time is right for people to look their partner's Facebook profile before getting married.

    chanaka Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:41 PM

    Thats complete foolishness of the teacher. A love via internet (specially FB) wont work out, and anyone with commen sense can know that. But people never stops fooling, even from a minor incident. PEOPLE SHOULD BE MORE RESPONSIBLE!

    Ashphoenix Sunday, 03 June 2012 02:08 AM

    A knife can be used to cut bread & feed a hungry person and also used to kill or injure.The same way facebook can be used for good or bad !

    indira Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:04 AM

    This teacher must be punished first, for her misbehavior and the insult she has given to this profession. please Hon. judge. send her to Jail.

    Ariya Sunday, 03 June 2012 05:49 AM

    Hmmm...she was paid money...

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:04 AM

    Cannot actually believe we have teachers who have no hestitation in posing nude for strangers they meet on social sites just for a promise of marriage. Pity the children who have to learn from such teachers.

    Daniel Sunday, 03 June 2012 08:54 AM

    Its important to note she met the guy on Sep 15 and just 2 days later Sep 17 she went to a room,
    is she a teacher or a prostitute

    warren Sunday, 03 June 2012 09:05 AM

    You should be banned!!

    balanced Sunday, 03 June 2012 11:21 AM

    It's the teacher who must be punished.

    lokubanda Sunday, 03 June 2012 05:41 PM

    and if students are like this, what could one expect from politicians, because politicians were once students too! And because politicians have mating rights, they will produce children, who will go to school and become students - some of them will harass teachers and some of them will become teachers themselves, and if teachers are like, then what could we expect from students.. aney, deyyane...

    senthil Sunday, 03 June 2012 05:43 PM

    do you know her personally? How do you know her intelligence level? Isn't it common practice anywhere in the world for potential husbands to ask their would-be wives to take their clothes off for an inspection before getting married? Just because she is a teacher, all of us who think we are better, simply beat up on her and call her intelligence into question. Please don't judge other people before knowing them.

    rupa Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:13 PM

    Calistus, Calistus, Calistus.. stink with your holier than thou attitudes and domination of women.. This case is about blackmail, not about being nude. And yet you feel the need to insult the woman for what she did as though she deserves it. Get your brain out of your rectum first.

    Buddhi Passaperuma Monday, 04 June 2012 03:20 AM

    Some of the women having various nature of family problems and seek help from strangers pretended as kind persons. Ultimately, they face more serious problems. This is just a one case out of thousands reported or unreported cases. Anyway, Guys should be punished legally as well as socially. Women are becoming more and more vulnerable in the present economic,social, psychological and political situations prevailing in the Country.Men must not forget their mothers,sisters, wife, Daughters and grand-daughters are women.

    Human Monday, 04 June 2012 03:53 AM

    something fishy need to hear the guys story :)

    Mr Stupid Monday, 04 June 2012 08:05 AM

    Men wanna get paid, women wanna get laid... simple logic.

    Mayu Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:39 AM

    Technology makes everything fast!

    Indeewarawara Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:33 AM

    How foolish these women ........Facebook is always full of maniacs who prey on women..Nowadays teachers also Falling to these impostors....No wonder why our education is deteriorating!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tintin Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:42 AM

    Most people in Srilanka are so gullible! Look at the politicians they elect. This comes as no surprise. But the issue is if teachers are like this, what could one expect from students???

    weha Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:24 AM

    Foolish and desperate. i bet she is an average or below average looker who is in a hurry to get married.
    We should feel for the women who have issues like this because of the stupidity of this society.

    Fusion Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:26 AM

    There have been so many cases of blackmail & leaking of photos. Education, awareness is paramount to prevent at least to an extent these kind of incidences.

    jhon Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:33 AM

    goodness! are these the kind of people responsible of teaching our children?

    Jayan Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:38 AM

    How can this stupid woman teach others when she has no inteligence at all.

    Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:52 AM

    Cyber Crime is on the increase . FB profiles are hacked, emails are hacked and malicious emails are sent under false names to destroy the characters of people and racial web sites operate with absolutely no action been taken. I agree that people including the so called Colombo elite are so naive, gullible and illeterate that they do not know that a false email address can be created in a few minutes . They are the utterly jobless and vulgar brood who love to read anything about someone if it sladers that person whether or not they personally know the individual. It is about time that the Cyber Crime division apprehends those who resort to such acts.

    ajith Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:07 AM

    This is a good lesson to other ladies.
    Never ever allow to take nude photos of yours even to your bloody Husband.Even he can blackmail you.

    Sagara Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:27 AM

    Stupid teacher and good eye opener for those girls specially use use Facebook carefree.

    rahu Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:29 AM

    she must be a sex teacher. who will allow to get naked picture

    Mayu Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:39 AM

    Technology makes everything fast!

    Sri Lankan Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:28 AM

    People should be educated more about social networks.

    Mayu Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:37 AM

    Technology makes everything fast!

    Fusion Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:04 AM

    And you must have brain-damage! Plenty of people do that today around the world not just here. Its a safer alternative to actually having penetrative sex. Teachers also have sexual desires. Its a personal thing between the 2. But when one party tries blackmail the other using the photos/videos, 1st of all its huge breach of trusts, and legally could be considered sexual assault. There have been other case here in SL that has ended-up as sexual assault.

    ajith Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:08 AM

    Come on don't blamed the affected party. some people do mistakes in life .There should more awareness programs to all ladies in society Mind you this isn't the West

    welusumana Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:33 AM

    Must educate everybody about the dangers of face book and other social networks.I have seen such incident in UK .A health worker after splitting from his partner,
    has posted some nude pictures of hers in the FB embarrasing her work colleagues and family members.Bloody dangerous and you may fall into the hands of known people more than the strangers.Women should be more careful as mobile devices carry powerful cameras these days.Be mindful as someone may be secretly picturing you to destroy your whole life.

    Asanka Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:47 AM

    Even husband/lover does not leak the pictures or video, they are still at danger of leaking your personal stuffs-
    Example are:

    1. If those personal pics or videos copied on a computer and hacker or friends can sneaked in to the system and steal those pictures, through net.

    2. If your computer given to a repair, they can see your pictures and other files and they can copy your personal stuffs and blackmail you.

    3. If you sell your computer to a person and even if you DELETED your files before you sell it, the buyer and if the buyer is a savvy computer user. they can trace your computer's hard disc by using special kind of software, they still can get all your deleted files.

    4.Protect your mobiles phones or digital cameras as there are also at danger.

    fazli Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:54 AM

    A school teacher posing nude in hotel room just because he promised to marry her. She is equally guilty.

    senanayake Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:51 AM

    The female body is the most attractive thing that God created.
    Its only natural that human beings misuse, abuse and what not to this female body.
    The society at large must take all precautions to protect the female from getting in to trouble.
    It is everybody's duty.
    Not to wait till they fall in to trouble and then ridicule.

    seatog Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:55 AM

    How she became a Teacher ?

    BlindSide Saturday, 02 June 2012 08:54 AM

    It takes two to Tango!

    Ruhunu Kolla Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:48 AM

    Do not blame the teacher, as this is another incident where the proverb LOVE IS BLIND is proved in real life!

    Nifrazmaestro Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:56 AM

    Day by day things r getting worsen..A social network is like a sharp knife. it can be used to chop vegetables as well as to murder a person. it depends highly on the users.
    all should be taught well to everyone.
    it's much pity, when these things happen to well educated teachers too...

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