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Rent-boy jailed for extorting £3,000 from priest

A rent-boy who tormented a gay Catholic priest by threatening to expose his sexuality was jailed for three years yesterday.

John Gallagher forced the priest to pay £3,000 over two years for his silence.

The pair met in a park in Glasgow’s West End. Gallagher, 30, began extorting money from the priest, threatening to go to the press if he refused to pay.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday, Gallagher, of the Talbot Association, Paisley Road, Glasgow, admitted menacing the priest, threatening to expose him as gay and demanding money from him on various dates between 1 January 2005 and 16 September 2007.

Full story at The Scotsman.

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