Teenager faces trial on blackmail charge


An Aberdeen teenager is due to stand trial accused of blackmail.

Prosecutors say Aisling Ironside, 19, threatened to expose details of an alleged infidelity to the media and the family of her alleged victim.

Miss Ironside faces a single charge of extortion at Dundee Sheriff Court.

She is accused of demanding £550 from a man, named in court as Mr A, with the "intention of menacing" him and "putting him in a state of alarm".

Miss Ironside is alleged to have carried out the offence over the course of five days in November last year.

It is alleged she did that by putting him in "apprehension of public humiliation and personal reputational harm" if he did not give her money.

Miss Ironside is said to have "threatened to expose his infidelity to the media and family members and did extort £550 in money by threats".

Sheriff Pino di Emidio continued the case without plea until 8 September.

  • This story was updated on 29 September following a court ruling which granted anonymity to the alleged victim.

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