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A driver decided to blackmail his former employer after he was left jobless, police in China said.
Now, the driver identified as Cao, 56, has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of extortion at the Changning District People's Court.
According to the police investigation, Cao stole a sex video from the home of his employer identified as Tong. On the video, Tong can be seen having sex with his wife identified as Li.
Cao worked as a driver for the couple and the sex video was stolen when he helped them move some furniture, the court heard.
After taking the video to his home, Cao uploaded the footage on his computer. After the couple moved away from the area, Cao demanded that his employer find him a different job, but his request was rejected.
The driver filed a lawsuit against the employer in Labor Court, but lost. Then, Cao uploaded photos of the sexual encounter on the Internet along with his employer’s name and phone number.
When Tong saw the photo, He contacted Cao and offered him 400,000 yuan ($64,400) in exchange for keeping the sex video private.
Cao published more photos after he had not received the money he was promised.
Cao was eventually arrested by the police. Cao claimed that he deserved compensation for seven years of driving.
However, the court found him guilty of extortion.