Man jailed 10 years for sexual extortion, non-consensual sharing of intimate videos

Man jailed 10 years for sexual extortion, non-consensual sharing of intimate videos

Prince Savor, a CCTV Camera Technician, who published nude videos of a businesswoman on a website, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Circuit Court.

Sevor has been ordered to pay GH¢10,000 as compensation to the woman for the trauma caused her.

This was after the court, presided over by Mrs Christina Cann, has found him guilty on charges of non-consensual sharing of intimate videos and four counts of sexual extortion.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Agartha Asantewaa narrated that the complainant (name withheld), is a businesswoman at Abor in the .

The accused, now convicted, also resided at Akatsi in the same region.

Social Media Scam

The Prosecution said in May 2021, Sevor found the MTN number of the complainant on her Facebook page and used a UK number; +447514044792 to contact her on her WhatsApp.

The Prosecution said Sevor posed as a female by the name Richael Hughes of but a resident in the UK.

He and the complainant became good friends and the two started chatting via WhatsApp.

In the course of their friendship, Sevor lured the complainant to send her nude videos and the complainant obliged thinking that Sevor was a female.

The Prosecution said Sevor secretly also screen-recorded the complainant during one of their WhatsApp video calls while she was naked.

It said when he got hold of the nude videos, he used a different WhatsApp account to chat with the complainant and he introduced himself as one John Mawuenyaga.

 Sevor told the complainant that he hacked her WhatsApp account to get her nude videos.

Sexual extortion, blackmail

The Prosecution said Sevor then sent the nude videos to the complainant and threatened her to pay him GH¢5,000 or else he would publish them on .

The complainant pleaded with the convict and she gave him GH¢2,000 and she made the payment in two tranches, GH¢750 and GH¢1,250 on May 17 and 18, 2021, respectively.

The complainant, after paying the GH¢2,000, blocked the number of the accused so he could not reach her to collect his  GH¢3,000 balance.

Non-consensual sharing of intimate videos

Sevor then went ahead and published the complainant's video on website.

The Prosecution said he sent the videos to two witnesses in the case and asked them to inform the complainant to bring the GH¢3,000.

On June 10, 2021, Prosecution said the Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department of the was petitioned.

On August 10, 2021, Sevor was arrested at Akatsi when he collected another GH¢500 from the victim.

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