Exmouth man faces jail in revenge porn case

A 24 year old man who hacked into computers to get hold of intimate sex pictures of different women which he posted online, is facing jail.

Neil Treanor also revealed the names and addresses of the four women and shared the links and photos with their family and friends, a court heard.

Prosecutor David Barnes told Exeter magistrates court:”The circumstances are police received four separate complaints from four women that their private and intimate images and their names had been posted online without their permission. That caused them great distress.

“The images were accessed by the defendant unlawfully by their computer accounts being hacked.”

Mr Barnes said the private sexual photographs were posted on an internet forum anonymously.

He said users of the forum were able to share the naked images and showed users how to pictures of women they wanted to see naked.

Various police forces were alerted to similar offences and Treanor’s internet provider address was identified.

Mr Barnes said the naked victims were also tagged and links made totheir family and friends through social media including Facebook.

The victims were then told about the existence of the particular images, he said.

The prosecutor said:”This is quite a nasty offence. This has been shocking and extremely distressing when the victims realised their private images had been hacked.”

The court heard the case was similar to voyeurism.

Mr Barnes said:”He has hacked into their accounts, posted them on a website and told their friends and family.”

Mr Jeremy Wickham, defending, said Treanor, from Exmouth, Devon, had never been before the courts before.

He said these offences were committed between February and May 2015 and he made full admissions during two police interviews.

“His life has moved in since he committed these offences,” said the defence lawyer.

Treanor was bailed and will be sentenced next month but has been warned that he faces a prison sentence.

The court made an order banning the four victims being identified.

But they are women of various ages from the Devon area and their images were posted on social media and i Cloud by Treanor.

Treanor admitted four charges of computer hacking, three counts of disclosing private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress and one charge of send by public communication network an indecent message.

Source:http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/exmouth-man-faces-jail-in-revenge-porn-case/story-29509221-detail/story.html

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