Friday, August 15, 2014

Two UK Men Found Guilty of Blackmailing Gay Men on Grindr

Two men from the United Kingdom, who were accused of blackmailing gay men on the gay hookup app Grindr, have been found guilty of their crimes and will be heading to prison, Gay Star News reports.

It was reported last month that Nathanael Foster and Adam Webb, both 26, were charged with blackmailing gay men for money by using Grindr. They were both charged with two counts of blackmail.

The men pretended to be attractive 15-year-olds (one year under the age of consent) on the gay dating app and attempted to get thousands of pounds out of the guys who contacted them. Foster and Webb filmed their encounters with men in order to extort money from victims. Full story here via Edge!

WGB: Thoughts on this story? Foster's attorney, Matthew Harbinson, argued that the duo was trying to catch men interested in underage teens. Do you buy it?

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