Sheffield Crown Court
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Rikki Chew pleaded responsible to 2 offences of revealing a non-public photograph with intent to trigger misery and a cost of harassment

A 71-year-old man who shared intimate pictures of his homosexual lover when he tried to finish their relationship has been given a suspended sentence.

Retired on line casino supervisor Rikki Chew confirmed the images to the person’s spouse of 52 years and to a pal.

Choose David Dixon mentioned his actions had been “merciless, pointless and designed to embarrass”.

Chew, of Chequer Street, Doncaster, admitted two “revenge porn” offences and a cost of harassment.

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Sheffield Crown Courtroom heard Chew and the complainant, who can’t be named for authorized causes, had begun a relationship in Could 2016 and moved in collectively after the sufferer had left his spouse.

When the complainant mentioned he wished to return to his spouse Chew threatened to indicate her the pictures and his companion agreed to remain.

Nevertheless, in December, when his companion walked out Chew pursued him by means of Doncaster city centre and confirmed the pictures to a taxi driver.

On 1 January, he posted one of many pictures by means of the complainant’s door in an envelope addressed to his spouse.

Prosecutor Gurdial Singh mentioned: “The defendant was actually motivated out of spite.”

After Chew admitted two offences of revealing a non-public photograph with intent to trigger misery, he was sentenced to 10 months in jail, suspended for 2 years. He was additionally ordered to pay £300 in compensation and £1,200 in the direction of the price of the prosecution.

Choose David Dixon mentioned: “These pictures had been intimate they usually had been personal and had no motive to be divulged to anyone.

“To point out these pictures was merciless, pointless and designed to embarrass the complainant and you probably did it for a motive, to get him to come back again to you.

“The affect on his spouse should have been appreciable and you ought to be completely ashamed of the damage and misery you precipitated her and for the embarrassment you precipitated to a person you mentioned you liked.”