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Yarmouth gay blackmail

PUBLISHED: 08:54 05 February 2009 | UPDATED: 12:56 03 July 2010

A YARMOUTH man pleaded guilty yesterday to blackmailing a man by threatening to tell his wife he was gay.

David Beales demanded £500 from his victim after he had communicated with the married man through a gay website.

A YARMOUTH man pleaded guilty yesterday to blackmailing a man by threatening to tell his wife he was gay.

David Beales demanded £500 from his victim after he had communicated with the married man through a gay website.

Beales sent the man a text between August 1 and September 19 last year asking for the money and threatened to tell his wife that he had been using the gay website if nothing was handed over.

Following the incident the victim confessed to his wife about his use of the website.

Beales, 41, of Admiralty Road, pleaded guilty at Norwich Crown Court to blackmail by demanding £500 with menace.

He will be sentenced on February 11.

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