Men Confess To Blackmailing Married Man Looking For Gay Sex On Grindr

Why is it that Grindr seems to bring out the worst in people even while getting everyone laid?

Two men in the U.K. have been jailed after allegedly blackmailing a married man they met on the popular dating app.

In a Swindon Crown Court last week, 29-year-old Daniel Edwards and 30-year-old Kristofer Wagner admitted to the charge. According to court documents, Edwards exchanged photos and messages with the victim before asking if he was married. When he told him that he was, Edwards then threatened to forward their conversation and his pictures to his wife.

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Edwards demanded £2,000 (approx. $3,140 USD) for his silence. The victim agreed to £1,500. Edwards then called Wagner and the pair went to collect the cash, but not before printing out the Grindr conversations to give to the victim’s wife just in case he tried to stiff them.

After handing over the money, the victim called police, who promptly arrested the men. They found the cash, along with the printed conversations, in their car.

After confessing to the scheme, Edwards was sentenced to two years and 10 months behind bars, and Wagner to 20. Afterwards, prosecutor Kate Lewis told media: “This case shows that homophobia can exist even in a situation where it is least expected.”

Lewis continued: “We considered the case as a homophobic hate crime because of the perception that the defendants were motivated by hostility towards the victim because of his sexuality.”

Moral of the story: Be polite to the people you meet on Grindr!

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h/t: The Mirror

Source:: Queerty

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