Singapore: Three men conspired to blackmail a married businessman, one of whom secretly filmed the victim having sex with another man. Tan Yong Jian, 24, was responsible for threatening to leak the video if the victim did not pay S$60,000, which he later adjusted to S$50,000.
Tan Yong Jian
On Tuesday (27 July), Tan was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison. He pleaded guilty to all counts of criminal intimidation by anonymous contact, drug possession and methamphetamine use. The other two charges were considered at the time of sentencing. The other accused is 23-year-old Darren Ho Yong Jian, an employee of the victim, whose name only appears in court documents as B2.
The court heard that in late 2019 Tan’s accomplice, who was the victim’s employee, secretly installed a CCTV camera at the victim’s house.
The employee, whose name has been omitted from court documents to protect the victim’s identity, left the camera at home for nearly three weeks, during which he sexually assaulted the victim with another person in the room on at least five occasions. Did. The relationship has been registered. On March 9 last year, the employee showed Tan and another partner, 23-year-old Darren Ho Young Jian, videos he had recorded. “The accused knew the victim was a resourceful person and decided to use the video to extort money from the victim,” Deputy Prosecutor Zhou Yang said.
The three agreed to split the money received, with the employee taking half, and Tan dividing the remainder equally. At around 7.10 pm that day, Tan sent three videos to the victim and said, “I have some videos and pictures that I think you will find interesting.” At around 9.35, Tan sent another message, “I guess you’re not taking as much interest in these videos as I thought.
Do you think I’ll share them? (sic)” The victim did not respond to messages and informed the police the next morning, suspecting that the video was recorded by one of her personal assistants, who had gained access to her home. Two days later, on March 12 at around 7:15 pm, Tan sent a message to the victim, “To remove 60,000 videos and photos and not to leak. Tell me your decision.” The victim responded about an hour later, displaying $50,000 on the counter. The criminals agreed and Tan told the victim that he wanted the amount in cash the next day.