Irish Daily Mirror - - THE SOCIAL MEDIA - BY AMY WALKER mir­rornews@mir­

A WOMAN caused her boyfriend’s ex-lover to at­tempt sui­cide af­ter post­ing re­venge porn pic­tures of her.

Rachel Dale, 28, found the snaps on Alex Mont­gomery’s phone and shared them with her 2,000 fol­low­ers on web­site In­sta­gram.

She then warned his for­mer girl­friend: “They will be all over the in­ter­net to­mor­row.”

Dale later deleted the graphic pic­tures but they had al­ready been cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia. Pros­e­cu­tor Ash­ley See­tal told a court the vic­tim “did at­tempt to take her own life” and added: “She was taken to hos­pi­tal and re­ceived treat­ment. There is ev­i­dence of se­ri­ous dis­tress and sig­nif­i­cant psy­cho­log­i­cal harm.” The pho­tos had been sent to 28-year-old Alex’s phone by his un­named ex be­fore he met Dale, but he never ditched them. Dale, of Staly­bridge, Gtr Manch­ester, ad­mit­ted dis­clos­ing a pri­vate sex­ual pho­to­graph with in­tent to cause dis­tress when she ap­peared be­fore Tame­side mag­is­trates.

A pro­ba­tion re­port said Dale “ac­cepts full re­spon­si­bil­ity for com­mit­ting the of­fence and doesn’t try to min­imise the se­ri­ous­ness of the im­pact”.

The in­ter­net cloth­ing firm boss was sen­tenced to 12 weeks’ jail sus­pended for a year and or­dered to pay €220 in costs and sur­charges.

GUILTY Dale posted saucy pics on In­sta­gram AT COURT Rachel Dale yes­ter­day

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