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Man jailed after blackmailing underage girls for sex

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Man jailed after blackmailing underage girls for sex
Vienna regional court. File photo: Flickr/Sebastian Baryli
10:59 CET+01:00
A 21-year-old man who blackmailed underage Muslim girls into having sex with him and handing over cash and valuables has been sentenced to three years in prison by a court in Vienna.

He persuaded three girls, one aged 13 and two aged 14, to have sex with him and filmed it without their knowledge. He then showed them the videos and threatened to send them to their families if they didn't perform further sex acts and give him money.

He even demanded that one of the 14-year-olds persuade her friend to sleep with him, which he also filmed.

He told the judge that the girls had slept with him of their own free will and had voluntarily given him €8,000 and jewellery worth €5,400.

Judge Beate Matschnig said that she didn't believe a word of his defence and told the court that he targeted “young, exclusively Muslim girls on Facebook because he knew they would have a higher sense of shame and could be more easily blackmailed after being talked into having sex.”   

He threatened one of the girls that he would tell her devoutly religious father that she was not a virgin and persuaded the terrified 14-year-old to steal her mother's entire savings. Another girl handed over her family's jewellery to him, after he threatened to tell them of their secret relationship.

The 21-year-old worked in a supermarket and blackmailed the girls because he was saving up for a BMW. He has previous convictions for assault and blackmail and has served an 18 month conditional sentence.

The girls gave their testimony before a closed court with no media present, in order to protect their privacy.

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