She posted ex­plicit pics of lover’s ex

Daily Star - - WIRED - ® by JERRY LAWTON jerry.lawton@dai­

A JEAL­OUS busi­ness­woman drove her boyfriend’s ex to a sui­cide bid by post­ing ex­plicit snaps of her on­line.

Rachel Dale, 28, found the im­ages on Alex Mont­gomery’s phone.

The fash­ion buyer sent a mes­sage to his for­mer lover warn­ing: “They will be all over the in­ter­net to­mor­row.’’

Then she shared them with her 2,000 In­sta­gram fol­low­ers.

Dale deleted the pho­tos af­ter just eight min­utes, but they had al­ready been cir­cu­lated via so­cial me­dia.

The vic­tim was so dev­as­tated she tried to take her own life.

Ash­ley See­tal, pros­e­cut­ing at Tame­side Mag­is­trates’ Court, Gtr Manch­ester, said: “This was a se­ri­ous at­tempt and she was taken to hos­pi­tal and re­ceived treat­ment.” Dale wept as she ad­mit­ted dis­clos­ing a pri­vate sex­ual pho­to­graph with in­tent to cause dis­tress un­der so-called re­venge porn laws.

But she es­caped with a 12-week jail sen­tence sus­pended for a year af­ter the court heard she “acted on im­pulse” and quickly deleted the pic­tures.

Re­cruit­ment boss Alex, 28, who is stand­ing by Dale, watched from the pub­lic gallery.

The court heard he had a brief re­la­tion­ship with the vic­tim sev­eral years ago be­fore he met his cur­rent part­ner.

The woman, who can­not be named, sent him var­i­ous ex­plicit pic­tures of her­self.

Dale de­clined to com­ment as she left court. COU­PLE: Dale and Alex

GUILTY: Dale leaves Tame­side Mag­is­trates’ Court where she ad­mit­ted a re­venge porn charge

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