An Indian man has been arrested for trying to blackmail a Filipina after they met on a social networking site in Dubai, with the man allegedly threatening to circulate naked pictures of the woman unless she agreed to have sex with him or hand over some money.
The Filipina, 39, told police that the 31-year-old Indian posed as a Frenchman online and she agreed to send him pictures and a video of herself taking a shower, the Khaleej Times reported. Later she told the man that she was looking for a job.
She was given a phone number that he said belonged to his secretary and told to forward her resumé; however, it turned out to be the Indian’s own phone number. Revealing that he was the “Frenchman” she had met online, he allegedly threatened to circulate the naked videos of her if she did not have sex with him or pay him 2,000 dirhams (US$545).
Bur Dubai police arrested the man and confiscated his phones as part of their investigation. They said the Indian had admitted during interrogation that he had threatened and attempted to blackmail the Filipina for money, but denied having done so for sex.
The verdict will be issued on February 28.