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Revenge porn 'sick, disgusting, embarrassing': magistrate

A MAN has received a suspended jail sentence for using his phone to harass his ex-partner, with Magistrate Peter Hasted describing it as a "serious breach" of a domestic violence order placed against him.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to using a carriage service to menace, harass and cause offence and contravening a domestic violence order placed against him by his ex-partner when he faced Roma Magistrates Court on November 17.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Shannon Bryce said the defendant had used his phone to send a series of sexually explicit images and videos to a friend of the complainant on October 4.

On October 10, the defendant admitted to Police that he had breached the order placed against him by the complainant, saying he was "pissed off and angry" and he wanted to get back at her.

In his submissions, Solicitor Jon Wiedman said his client had shown genuine remorse for his actions despite the tumultuous nature of the relationship.

"His actions are unenviable in every respect," he said.

Magistrate Hasted said that the suspended sentence of three months was a necessary step because of the nature of the offences.

"What you [the defendant] have done has gone to the heart of intimacy in a relationship," Mr Hasted said.

"The complainant was sick, disgusted and embarrassed; this is a gross and serious breach of intimacy between couples."

The defendant was also ordered to enter a $1000 reconnaissance.

Topics:  domestic violence revenge porn roma roma magistrates court


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