A school captain turned sex worker has avoided jail after attempting to blackmail a client for $100,000.
The 24-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was working for the Gotham City Brothel in South Melbourne when she met her victim.
They had sex at his house and exchanged phone numbers, so they were able to be in contact directly.
The 24-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was working for the Gotham City Brothel in South Melbourne when she met her victim (stock image)
Two weeks later, the sex worker persuaded the man to invite her to his house for sex, but then filmed him without his consent.
She was also able to figure out his full name, place of work, and his wife’s details.
She asked the client for $100,000 within two weeks or said she would send the images to his family, friends and colleagues.
The sex worker also threatened him saying her boyfriend would ‘get him’ if he didn’t pay up.
Judge Francis Hogan explained to the court how the woman had met the victim at a train station, Herald Sun reported.
‘You claimed that your boyfriend was protecting you and stated that, if your victim did not pay in two weeks’ time and it took him two months, then the sum required would be $200,000, or, if it took him three months, the sum required would be $300,000,’ Judge Hogan said.
‘Your victim agreed to get $100,000 within two months. You told him that you had photos on a USB, your phone and your laptop.’
Her client later recorded a call to her, claiming he needed more time to pay, and agreed to pay $10,000 as a first instalment but the pair were unable to agree on a time to meet.
The sex worker also threatened him saying her boyfriend would ‘get him’ if he didn’t pay up (stock image)
Police were then able to record her calling the victim’s phone and demanding the money, with him agreeing to meet her the next day.
But instead of her victim turning up with cash, police were there to arrest the sex worker and charged her with blackmail.
A psychologist told the court the woman was a victim of abuse and had ‘made the poor decision to take revenge on your victim as a symbol of men’.
The sex worker pleaded guilty to the charge as she told the court the scheme was a plan to get enough money to leave the sex industry.
She told the court she felt ‘tremendous self-disgust’ for her actions.
The worker was ordered to serve a two-year community corrections order with 200 hours unpaid community work.
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