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Jilted lover posted saucy snaps of his ex on Facebook
5:43pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
A JILTED lover posted explicit photographs of his ex-girlfriend onto the Internet.
Malcolm Brady set up bogus profiles on Facebook and signed his former partner up to a website advertising for sex, Sunderland Magistrates' Court heard.
Brady added saucy snaps of his former girlfriend which had been intended for his eyes only.
The long-distance lorry driver, from Washington, told police his actions were intended to "hurt" the woman, after their "intense" eight-month relationship ended in December.
The 45-year-old had quit his job to join the woman, who lives in Kent, and refused to accept their relationship was over.
He bombarded her with up to 30 text messages, emails and phone calls per day, despite his victim telling him to leave her alone, the court heard.
In May, one of her friends received a friend request from a profile purporting to be her. Police later discovered three further profiles set up by Brady in her name.
Brady, of Campsie Close, Lambton, admitted harassing his ex-partner.
In mitigation, Philippa Wylie, told the court: "He has never behaved like this before and he is full of remorse that he has done so."
She added: "It’s a very fine line between love and hate.
"All his anger and frustration has been taken out on this Facebook account".
District Judge Roger Elsey sentenced Brady to a 12-month community order with supervision, and told him: "You acted in anger and intended to humiliate your former partner.
"The behaviour was planned and callous and you attempted to justify your actions.
"If you come to court for this sort of behaviour again you can expect a prison sentence."
Brady was also told to pay £200 in compensation, a £60 victim surcharge, and £40 costs.
He was also given a four-year restraining order with a specific condition, that he does not access or apply for accounts in his ex’s name.
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