Butcher jailed for sex-video blackmail

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A butcher was jailed for two and a half years yesterday for threatening to send videos of his wife having group sex to her parents in a dispute over their divorce settlement.

A butcher was jailed for two and a half years yesterday for threatening to send videos of his wife having group sex to her parents in a dispute over their divorce settlement.

Julian St Quinton, 33, was found guilty in August of blackmailing Samantha Stone into dropping her demands for an equal share of their £85,000 home after their four-year marriage ended.

At Hull Crown Court, St Quinton, of Blacksmith's Corner, Easington, East Yorkshire, simply raised his eyebrows as Judge Cracknell passed sentence. St Quinton was also jailed for nine months, to run consecutively, after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 1997.

Judge Cracknell told St Quinton: "As far as women are concerned, you are something of a predator. You used your undoubted charm to manipulate this girl."

Commenting on the blackmailing of Ms Stone, Judge Cracknell said: "You knew your ex-wife was anxious that [the video] should not be revealed to her parents. You used that knowledge in a cynical way. These matters are for the courts to sort out and not you."

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