German man put sex video of ex-girlfriend online

10th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

10 January 2006, MARBURG, GERMANY - In the first such case in Germany, a man was handed a suspended jail term Monday for spitefully releasing onto the internet a sex video of his former girlfriend along with her phone number.

10 January 2006

MARBURG, GERMANY - In the first such case in Germany, a man was handed a suspended jail term Monday for spitefully releasing onto the internet a sex video of his former girlfriend along with her phone number.

He was sentenced to 18 months' prison and ordered to pay her 35,000 euros (42,000 dollars) in damages.

Convicting him of criminal insult and trafficking in pornography, Judge Mirko Schulte said, "It's now technically impossible to delete these files off the internet." The film of the couple was available on free porn sites round the globe.

"She was pasted up on an electronic hoarding and fed to voyeurs," said the judge, noting that such a crime had never come before the courts before. The man, 40, denied the charge, but contradicted himself in evidence. Though deleted, the files were found on his computer.

The court in the central city of Marburg heard that his love turned to hatred when the couple parted. He put his girlfriend's name, address and phone number on the film and on stills showing a similar woman and posted them on online porn-swapping sites.

The girlfriend, 43, subsequently received phone calls from strange men.

DPA

Subject: German news

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