17 year old babe Yap Siew Ting pleaded guilty to extortion
Posted by temasektimes on June 6, 2012
A 17 year old girl Yap Siew Ting has pleaded guilty to extorting $150,000 from a 22-year-old man together with her boyfriend Alexander Soh Zhi Ren by threatening to upload a nude video of him over the Internet.
Yap allegedly stripped in front of a webcam to entice unsuspecting men to do so as well, one of whom is a son of a medical doctor who was extorted a total of $97,000 as reported initially over a period of nine months under the threat that the footage of his naked body would be circulated online if he did not pay up.
The man reportedly paid $97,350 via 89 fund transfers to different POSB savings accounts. However, Yap remained unsatisfied and continued to extort more money from him, eventually forcing him to lodge a police report.
According to media reports, Yap was born to a single mother from Indonesia and lived with her in a 3-room flat in Marsiling. Yap and her boyfriend are currently unemployed.
In mitigation, Yap claimed she was coerced to commit the crime by her boyfriend as she was afraid of losing him. Soh did not plead guilty.