Man using sex video as blackmail nabbed


Posted at Feb 17 2012 09:40 PM | Updated as of Feb 18 2012 06:01 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A man was arrested by authorities in Quezon City after his female “text mate” accused him of extortion.

“Jessica” (not her real name) alleged that the suspect Mark Basilio has been sending to her malicious text messages and blackmailing her.

According to Jessica, the 24-year-old Basilio threatened that he would upload their sex video on the internet if she would not comply with his demands.

“’Yung demands po niya is magkita kami ngayon tapos every twice a week magpunta kami ng motel. Tapos ‘yung isa niyang text nanghihingi pa siya ng P500,” said Jessica.

Jessica said she trusted Basilio because of his background.

“Nakalagay sa Facebook niya na graduate siya ng Ateneo de Davao so medyo nag-trust na din po ako. Sa text, nag-e-English pa siya so mukha pong may pinag-aralan siya,” she said.

Basilio, who was arrested through an entrapment operation, denied the allegations.

“Hindi ko siya hinihingan ng pera,” he said.

His cellphone is in the custody of police. However, no sex video was found.

“According to him, graduate siya ng BS Psychology, so magaling siya magpaikot at mangbola,” said Quezon City Police District Station 10 Commander Col. Crisostomo Mendoza.

Basilio will face charges of extortion. -- Report from Zen Hernandez, ABS-CBN News