Police officers in Ho Chi Minh City Thursday arrested Phan Van Huan, 22, suspected of attempting to blackmail his ex-girlfriend’s mother by claiming he had a secret video of her daughter’s affair with him.
According to preliminary information, Huan was in love with the 16-year-old girl known only T. this February. He took her to a guesthouse based in Tan Binh Dist’s Hong Ha St. to have sex. He used his cell phone to shot the clip featuring their sexual acts there.
When the couple broke up due to irresolvable quarrels, he sent a text message to her mother threatening to give the sex video if she did not give him VND500 million (US$25,000).
After their negotiation, the ransom was reduced at VND10 million ($500).
However, he was caught red-handed and arrested when he received the payment from the victim’s family at Hoang Van Thu Park in Tan Binh district.
Huan admitted his crime, police said.