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UK Teacher Jailed For Blackmailing Teen And Posting Revenge Porn

| by Mackenzie Fleming

A primary school teacher in the U.K. will be spending time behind bars for blackmailing a teenage girl and posting revenge porn of the victim on social media.

Samuel Alexander, 24, received a prison sentence of 18 months after he posted an “extremely intimate” photo of his victim with whom he was said to have had “an unhealthy sexual interest” in, according to Bucks Free Press. 

Amersham Crown Court was told Alexander had been interested in the girl for more than five years. His obsession began when she was 15, The Independent reported. 

“It’s quite clear to me you developed an extremely unhealthy obsession with your victim,” Judge Karen Holt told Alexander. “There was a course of conduct that culminated in these criminal offenses.”

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Following several attempts to blackmail his victim into sending him illicit photos, Alexander hacked into the girl’s Twitter account and posted revenge porn of the girl. The court was told Alexander discovered the naked and intimate photos of the girl with her partner by snooping around on her laptop, The Telegraph reported. 

Prosecutor Andrew Morgan said the photos of the victim were taken for her current boyfriend when she was about 17 years old. Morgan included that the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, never intended to share the images with anyone else.

After finding the photos, Morgan told the court the teacher threatened to make the pictures public if she did not send him more images. The girl sent Alexander additional photos and as well as a payment of about $230, according to The Telegraph.

“She believed if she complied, he would desist (from making demands),” Morgan said.

A year later, the threats started again. When the victim refused to comply with Alexander’s demands, he hacked her Twitter account and posted the explicit photo. The girl then went to police, according to Bucks Free Press, and Alexander was arrested. 

Reports say Alexander had a history of similar incidents. The teacher previously pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault, two counts of blackmail and one each of attempted voyeurism and distributing an indecent image of a child, Bucks Free Press reported.

Along with his prison sentence of 18 months, Alexander was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for the next seven years and was barred from contacting the victim for the next two years.

Source: The Telegraph, Bucks Free Press / Photo credit: Pixabay