First 'revenge pornography' case in Bradford successfully prosecuted


Joshua Brook pleaded guilty at Bradford Magistrates' Court to two charges of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress - in the first conviction in Bradford under the new 'revenge pornography' legislation.

Malcolm Christy, Senior District Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said:

"No one should have to suffer the hurt and humiliation of 'revenge pornography'. It is a nasty and invasive crime.

"The victim has done absolutely the right thing in reporting this crime to the police so that it could be investigated and successfully prosecuted.

"This conviction is the first under the new legislation to be prosecuted in Bradford. The public, and indeed those intent on attacking former partners in this way, can now see clearly that this is a crime that will not be tolerated. It can and will be prosecuted."