Tattoo artist Walter Meyerle blackmailed a 17-year-old woman with nude photos she sent to his iPhone, according to testimony presented in his child sex-abuse trial Thursday.
"You are every guy's fantasy -- getting with a daughter with a hot-ass body," Meyerle, 35, of Falls Township, told the high school freshman, according to a text from his iPhone that was presented in the fourth day of his trial in Doylestown.
According to stipulated testimony by Bristol Township Detective Gregory Beidler, Meyerle convinced the teenager to send him nude photos, promising to delete them. Instead, he used them to blackmail, threatening to show them to her mother, according to the detective's account.
Meyerle also talked the girl into sending photos of her wearing a bra and panties, and then to "lose the bra," because he could get her a job modeling bikinis, according to the account. He had her hold uo a sign saying, "Hi Steve," and he sent those photos to a friend, Steve Elliot of Croydon, according to the detective and phone records.
Elliot told police he didn't know why Meyerle sent him the photos but assumed the tattoo artist was trying to impress him. Elliot said he wouldn't have looked at the photos if he had known the girl was a minor, according to the detective's account.