Apr 092016
 
 April 9, 2016  Breaches, Court, Non-U.S.

George Sandeman reports:

A jilted lover has become the first woman to be convicted of victimising a man by using revenge porn after posting explicit images of him online without his consent.

Saleswoman Ellie Melaugh, 20, was said to have turned her ex’s life into a ‘nightmare’ after uploading the pictures to his Facebook and Twitter.

The UK seems pretty reluctant to actually send people to jail for this crime.  Melaugh was reportedly  sentenced to a 12-week jail term, suspended for two years, when the maximum  penalty is two years’ jail.

And that’s not just sexism, it seems. Jason Asagba was given a six-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months, as well as 100 hours unpaid work following his conviction. And Brett Wiltshire was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation sessions after his conviction.

Why aren’t these folks doing jail time for these outrageous breaches? C’mon, UK, get your act together and impose some actual jail time.

Read more on The Sun.

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