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Mum ‘facing jail’ after posting lesbian revenge porn to Facebook

Nick Duffy November 6, 2015

A London mother is facing a jail sentence, after posting lesbian ‘revenge porn’ of her ex-girlfriend.

Samantha Watt, of Enfield, North London, was found to have posted “graphic sexual images” of her former lover on Facebook, in July this year.

Appearing in Highbury Magistrates court today, she was pleaded guilty guilty under laws passed earlier this year that make revenge porn a criminal offence.

Watt admitted two charges of disclosing private sexual photographs with the intent to cause distress – which makes it a crime to share private explicit photos without consent.

The victim cannot be named for legal reasons.

According to the Mirror, prosecutor Abigail Welsh explained: “There was a sexual relationship between them.

“During the course of the relationship the victim consented to the defendant taking intimate photographs of her.

“The victim in her statement makes it clear that she consented on the basis that they were private and were never to be shown to anybody.

“On the 1 July this year the victim logged onto Facebook and saw that the defendant had published two intimate photographs.”

The mum-of-four is now facing a jail term – after the legal assessor recommended a custodial sentence.

Watt will be sentenced on November 25.

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