March 2018

Man jailed for revenge porn in landmark case

Image result for John Kirby - St BudeauxYou don’t have to take it. You don’t have to suffer. You can get justice.’

That’s the message from a victim of revenge porn after her ex was jailed for posting a sex film of her on social media.

John Kirby, 26, of Collin Close, St Budeaux, is one of the first people in the south west to be jailed for so-called revenge porn.

Kirby sought to cause the woman as much distress as possible by posting the footage, Plymouth magistrates heard.

The woman, who we are not naming, said after the sentencing hearing that Kirby had ignored court warnings, the Herald reports .

She said: “It wasn’t like he was not warned.

“He was given plenty of opportunities to stop, but he chose not to.”

She told The Herald she hoped this case was seen by other victims of ‘revenge porn’ and that would give them hope and strength – whilst sending an equally strong message to perpetrators.