Sex tape blackmail case: guilty verdict

IAN STEWARD
Last updated 12:31 09/04/2014

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An Auckland woman who made a secret sex tape of her ex-partner has been found guilty of blackmailing him into giving her fulltime custody of their daughter.

The woman, whose name is suppressed to protect the identity of the child, was today found guilty in the High Court in Auckland of making an intimate visual recording and blackmail.

The jury deliberated for four hours.

The Crown said the woman had compiled a "dossier of dirt" on her ex-partner that included a sex tape she had made of the two of them while the man was engaged to be married to another woman.

She attempted to use her "insurance policy" when she proposed moving to Wellington with the child and the man objected.

The pair had continued sleeping together after the man's new marriage. The woman made a recording of them having sex and kept incriminating text messages.

The Crown successfully argued the sex tape was made without the man's knowledge and the woman threatened to show his new wife.

In cross-examination, the man said he realised he had been recorded after the fact. He had "come to a Jesus moment" and realised he had been doing stupid things.

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