‘Revenge porn’ man spared jail

A STAINCLIFFE man who committed an act of ‘revenge porn’ against a former girlfriend was spared jail.

Raheas Ahsan, 18, of Dewsbury Gate Road, posted intimate pictures on social media.

Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court heard he did this in November after an eight-month relationship ended.

Ahsan also printed the pictures out and plastered them on lamp posts on the street in Bradford where the woman lived.

Copies addressed to her parents were posted through the door of a family friend.

And he was said to have sent the images to his former partner’s sister-in-law and two of her friends.

As a result the woman was moved to a police refuge for her own safety.

Ahsan, who believed she cheated on him, admitted a charge of disclosing private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress.

Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said intimate images were posted on Facebook, Insta-gram and Snapchat.

The images were later shared and forwarded on to others, causing the victim to feel “violated and embarrassed”.

Upkar Bahia, for Ahsan, said his client had struggled to cope with rejection and “lashed out”.

Ahsan was given an 18-month community order with a 50-day rehabilitation requirement and 50 hours of unpaid work.

He was told to pay £60 compensation, £85 costs and a £180 Courts Charge.

A three-year restraining order was imposed, banning him from any contact with the victim.

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