Hilborough man admits posting ‘revenge porn’ pictures online

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A man has admitted posting explicit pictures of a woman online in a so-called “revenge porn” case.

Christopher Rowland, 35, of Westgate Street, Hilborough, pleaded guilty to a charge of disclosing private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress, when he appeared before Lynn magistrates this afternoon.

The case was brought under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act, which came into force earlier this year.

Giles Beaumont, prosecuting, said the incident stemmed from the breakdown of the relationship between Rowland and the woman.

He said the woman had posted on Facebook on July 16 this year, to which Rowland responded by posting two sexually explicit pictures of her.

He added that the woman had been unaware that one of the pictures had been taken by him.

When interviewed, Rowland told police he had posted the pictures because of the breakdown of their relationship.

Ian Graham, defending, described the case as one of revenge porn and said all parties would need to research appropriate sentences and case law.

Rowland was bailed to return to the court for sentencing on October 9.