De­ported for threat to air video

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - LEA EMERY

A GOLD Coast man will spend the next three months be­hind bars be­fore be­ing re­turned to New Zealand af­ter he threat­ened to post an erotic video of woman on a pub­lic Face­book page.

Courier driver Bran­dyn Alan Ste­wart told the woman the only way to stop him from post­ing the video was if she sent him nude pho­tos.

Judge Michael Rack­e­mann yes­ter­day sen­tenced Ste­wart in the South­port District Court to 12 months’ prison to be sus­pended af­ter three months af­ter he pleaded guilty to ex­tor­tion.

The court heard it was not the first time Ste­wart had tried the trick.

In 2013 in NZ when he was 19 Ste­wart was sen­tenced to home de­ten­tion af­ter he threat­ened to re­lease nude pho­tos of a girl if she stopped talk­ing to him on Face­book.

The court heard the Gold Coast in­ci­dent started early last year af­ter he promised a woman he met on “sugar daddy” dat­ing web­site Seek­ing Arrangement $1000 if she per­formed a sex act via Skype.

Then on April 15 last year Ste­wart threat­ened to put the video on misog­y­nis­tic Face­book site Blokes Ad­vice if she did not send the nude pho­tos.

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