City worker convicted of harassment after uploading photos of woman to porn website

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A city worker who uploaded photos of a colleague from her social media account to an adult website has been convicted of harassment.

Davide Buccheri carried out an eight-month campaign of harassment between September 2016 and May 2017 after she declined an offer of a date with him.

The 25-year-old created a gallery of the victim alongside edited pornographic pictures of other women of a similar build and then uploaded them to the site. This gave the impression the victim and the images of the models were the same person.

He then alerted management to the photos on the site in an attempt to get her into trouble.

Buccheri was convicted of one count of harassment today, Friday, 27 April, at the City of London Magistrates’ Court following a trial.

Aimee Emby from the CPS said: “This was a sustained campaign of harassment against a young woman beginning her career in the financial services industry.

“Not only did Buccheri’s actions cause this victim considerable distress and anxiety, his denial of guilt forced her to relive her ordeal.

“I hope this conviction provides the victim with some measure of comfort and gives other victims of harassment the confidence to come forward.”

Buccheri was sentenced at the same court on Tuesday, 1 May.

He was jailed for 16 weeks and ordered to pay £5,000 in compensation to his victim today.

 

Notes to editors

  • Aimee Emby is a Senior Crown Prosecutor from CPS London South
  • Davide Buccheri (06/05/1992) was convicted of one count harassment without violence

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