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Man fined for sending obscene photographs of ex-lover over WhatsApp

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KINGSTON – A court has imposed a JMD$500 000  (BDS$8 000) fine on a man who sent several obscene photographs and over 200 WhatsApp messages to the cell phone of the current boyfriend of his ex-lover.

The Jamaica Observer newspaper reported that the unidentified man, who appeared before Senior Parish Judge Vaughn Smith, reportedly sent the pictures and messages in August 2016. He faces up to 12 months in prison if the fine is not paid.

The paper reported that the complainant and the accused man had been involved in an intimate relationship whereby they would communicate via WhatsApp messenger and the complainant would send nude photos and videos to the accused.

“The complainant had sought to discontinue the relationship between her and the accused. However, he threatened to expose her photos and videos if she would not visit with him. She agreed to continue seeing the accused for a while but eventually cut ties with him,” the Observer reported.

The court heard that it was after she cut ties with him that she discovered that the nude photographs and videos she sent him had been forwarded to her current boyfriend.

The woman made a report to the police, identified the photographs on the cell phone of her boyfriend as being those she had taken and sent only to the accused. She also identified the cell phone number used to send the photographs and video to her current boyfriend as that belonging to the accused.

The newspaper said that the accused had been charged with malicious communication. (CMC)

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