Twist in police love triangle as jilted husband who tried to frame his cop wife’s secret work lover by leaking their sex tape ends up STANDING BY the cheater and having a third child
- Nicole Boyd ‘had an extramarital relationship’ with her colleague Kevin Ribold
- The pair exchanged messages, videos and photos and messages via email
- They consensually made videos ‘depicting intimate sexual acts between them’
- Her husband Matthew Brett Boyd, 32, found out about the affair a month later
- Boyd later accessed her Keepsafe app where he found the intimate videos
A jilted husband who discovered his police officer wife was having an affair with her colleague staged an elaborate plot to tear them apart, before eventually reconciling with her and having another baby.
Constable Nicole Boyd ‘had an extramarital relationship’ with Senior Constable Kevin Riboldi shortly after she started working at Wyong Police Station on the NSW Central Coast in 2018.
‘During their relationship she and Riboldi exchanged messages, videos and photos and messages via email and the applications Snapchat, WhatsApp and Keepsafe,’ agreed court facts obtained by the Daily Telegraph read.
On November 27, Ms Boyd and Mr Riboldi consensually recorded two videos ‘depicting intimate sexual acts between them’ inside the spare bedroom at her house, the court heard.
Her husband Matthew Brett Boyd, 32, found out about the affair on Christmas Day 2018.
Matthew Brett Boyd (left) discovered his police officer wife Nicole Boyd (right) was having an affair with her colleague before staging an elaborate plot to tear them apart
Constable Nicole Boyd ‘had an extramarital relationship’ with Senior Constable Kevin Riboldi three months after she started working at Wyong Police Station on the NSW Central Coast in 2018
He later accessed an app on her phone designed to keep private files safe and found the intimate videos.
Two weeks later Boyd created a fake Gmail account and wrote an email so it looked like it had originally been sent by Mr Riboldi’s private email address and had been forwarded on a few times.
Boyd made the subject of the email ‘Enjoy’ and attached the sex tapes before sending it through to his wife’s work email and his own email.
Tuggerah Lakes Police started an investigation and and Mr Riboldi was stood down with pay the day after the email was sent.
Boyd told police he received the email and instantly recognised his wife’s face.
‘The male was sitting on a bed and her face was down between his legs. I recognised Nicole was one of these people from the Chinese symbol tattoo on her stomach,’ he said in his police interview.
Constable Nicole Boyd ‘had an extramarital relationship’ with Senior Constable Kevin Riboldi (pictured) three months after she started working at Wyong Police Station on the NSW Central Coast in 2018
But police traced the email to the fake Gmail account created up by Boyd.
He was charged with making false accusations subject to an investigation and knowingly provide misleading information regarding police conduct.
Mr Riboldi was cleared of any wrongdoing and an AVO against him was withdrawn on July 15 last year.
Crown Prosecutor Sally Stuart told Wyong Local Court on Tuesday that Boyd ‘acted with malice’ in a ‘campaign against the victim’ for a week-long period and ‘wasted police resources’.
But Boyd’s solicitor Marc Riviere argued his client was devastated by the affair and tried to turn his wife against Mr Riboldi by framing him.
Mr Riviere said Boyd was remorseful of his actions but wasn’t able to bring himself to tell his wife the truth after he went to the police.
‘He took a step and then he could not step back from it,’ Mr Riviere said.
He said Boyd feared he would ‘lose his wife’ if he didn’t convince her that Mr Riboldi distributed the videos.
In an unexpected twist to the saga, the couple stayed together and have since welcomed a third child.
Magistrate Elizabeth Ellis said Ms Boyd (pictured) and Mr Riboldi’s affair is what caused Boyd’s offending
Boyd was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to making a false accusation to police, hacking his wife’s social media accounts to commit a serious offence, knowingly providing misleading information regarding an officer’s conduct and intimidation.
Magistrate Elizabeth Ellis said Ms Boyd and Mr Riboldi’s affair is what caused Boyd’s offending.
‘To a degree all three have some kind of culpability that has landed (the matter) in court today,’ she said.
Boyd was sentenced to four community corrections orders for a total of two years with supervision, as well as 200 hours of community service.