Caerphilly man sentenced for revenge porn offence


A Caerphilly man who posted intimate photos of his ex-partner online following their break up received a 16-week suspended prison sentence at Newport Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that Jesse Hawthorne posted the photos on Facebook after the pair split up in acrimonious circumstances.

Hawthorne was said to be angry and acting out of revenge. He admitted to the offence at a previous hearing.

Siobhan Blake, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service Cymru-Wales, said: "I hope that this case serves as a further reminder that this type of vindictive behaviour is against the law and will not be tolerated.

"The distress caused by offences of this nature is considerable. Those who engage in this type of activity should be in no doubt that they can expect to find themselves in court."