17 year old babe Yap Siew Ting sentenced to 2 years probation for extortion
Posted by temasektimes on June 28, 2012
She has been ordered by the court to serve 130 hours of community service. Her mother also has to post a bond of S$5,000 to ensure her good behaviour.
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.
Yap was charged along with her boyfriend, 21-year-old Soh Zhi Ren Alexander, earlier this year for the online extortion scam.
In mitigation, Yap said she was ‘coerced’ by her boyfriend to partake in the scam as she was afraid of losing him. Soh’s case is still pending.