Sean Tustin, 23, jailed for blackmailing pretty student, 20, for 2,000 over topless photo sex texts


Rugby player, 23, blackmailed pretty student, 20, for 2,000 after she sent him topless picturesSean Tustin, 23, chatted up woman in a bar and the pair began 'sexting' When he found she had a boyfriend he threatened to expose their affairHe demanded cash from the 20-year-old student, who cannot be namedFather-of-three jailed for 20 months after admitting four charges of blackmail

By
Amanda Williams

PUBLISHED:

10:42 GMT, 2 April 2013

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UPDATED:

17:16 GMT, 2 April 2013


Rugby player Sean Tustin, 23 who blackmailed a pretty college student for 2,000 after she sent him topless pictures from her mobile phone

Rugby player Sean Tustin, 23 who blackmailed a pretty college student for 2,000 after she sent him topless pictures from her mobile phone

A rugby player has been jailed for blackmailing a pretty student for 2,000 after she sent him topless pictures from her mobile phone.

Father of three Sean Tustin, 23, chatted up the young woman in a bar – and the pair began 'sexting' – sending sexual text messages to each other

Swansea Crown Court heard after he discovered she already had a boyfriend – 6ft 3in Tustin threatened to tell him what was going on.

The trusting student, 20, was then persuaded to send a semi-naked picture of herself to Tustin.

The court was told she had 'attraction' for the burly Tustin who has played as a forward for Baglan rugby club in division five of the Welsh league.

Prosecutor Kate Smith said: 'He asked the woman to send him a picture of herself topless but she said she was uncomfortable with the idea.

'But Tustin said if she didn't he would reveal the sexual text messages to her boyfriend.

'She didn't want that to happen so she took a picture and sent it.'

The court heard the pair later met up and had consensual sex but then she received a text message asking for 100.

Miss Smith said: 'Again he threatened to reveal their affair so she met him at Tesco supermarket to give the money.

'Later, again by text message, he asked for another 200, which she did.'

The court heard when Tustin upped his demands to 2,000 the student went to the police.

A
statement by the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said
she felt anxious and feared she was going to have a nervous breakdown
over the blackmail.

Sean Tustin, 23, chatted up the young woman in a bar - and the pair started sending sexual text messages to each other, a court heard

Sean Tustin, 23, chatted up the young woman in a bar – and the pair started sending sexual text messages to each other, a court heard

Swansea Crown Court (pictured) heard the pair later met up and had consensual sex but then she received a text message asking for 100, and then 200. When his demands reached 2,000 the student went to the police, the court heard

Swansea Crown Court (pictured) heard the pair later met up and had consensual sex but then she received a text message asking for 100, and then 200. When his demands reached 2,000 the student went to the police, the court heard

Father-of-three Tustin, of Port Talbot, South Wales, was jailed for 20 months after admitting four charges of blackmail.

Judge Paul Thomas told him: 'Blackmail is an ugly despicable crime.

'You took advantage of a woman's affection and attraction for you for the sleazy purpose of extracting money for yourself.'