Man sent ‘re­venge porn’ to mum of for­mer part­ner

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH - STU­ART GREER

AMAN has ad­mit­ted a ‘re­venge porn’ of­fence against a for­mer part­ner by send­ing ‘sex­ual’ pho­to­graphs of her to her mother. Jamie Brown, 34, sent three pho­tos of the wo­man, from Mac­cles­field, which fea­tured her dressed in her underwear, a court heard.

He also sent a fourth photo of a ran­dom wo­man he had down­loaded from the in­ter­net.

The in­ci­dent was part of a pack­age of ha­rass­ment against the wo­man, who the Ex­press has cho­sen not to name.

Over six months Brown ‘per­sis­tently’ pestered the wo­man, her fam­ily and work with nu­mer­ous calls and mes­sages, the court heard.

Brown, of Bacup, Lan­cashire, ad­mit­ted dis­clos­ing pri­vate sex­ual pho­to­graphs with in­tent to cause dis­tress, and ha­rass­ment with­out vi­o­lence, dur­ing a hear­ing at Stock­port mag­is­trates’ court.

Prose­cu­tor Danielle Al­lan­son said there was a lot of back­ground to the of­fences which would be re­vealed af­ter the pro­ba­tion ser­vice had spo­ken to Brown in depth.

Mag­is­trates or­dered an ‘all op­tions’ re­port which in­cludes the po­ten­tial for im­me­di­ate cus­tody and ad­journed sen­tenc­ing un­til July 26.

Ms Al­lan­son said the ha­rass­ment in­volved Brown ‘per­sis­tently’ send­ing mes­sages to her, her fam­ily and em­ploy­ers.

She said: “There was a ba­sis of plea en­tered to the dis­clo­sure of sex­ual pho­to­graphs but it agreed the full facts and only mit­i­gates why he did what he did.

“The ha­rass­ment over quite a lengthy time in­volves nu­mer­ous calls and mes­sages to the com­plainant and her work.”

Tim Hughes, de­fend­ing Brown, said Brown had ‘some men­tal health is­sues’ which the pro­ba­tion ser­vice will be look­ing at while mak­ing their re­port.

He said: “There were is­sues in the re­la­tion­ship from both sides.

“It was six of one and half a dozen of the other. .

“There were four pho­tos, three which were taken by the com­plainants’ pre­vi­ous boyfriend.”

He said two showed her in her underwear.

He added: “The fourth was not of the com­plainant but of a ran­dom wo­man from the in­ter­net.”

Jamie Brown

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