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Revenge porn and throwing acid

By Daisy Jones  |  25.06.2019

Our client was prosecuted for disclosing private sexual images of his ex-partner (“revenge porn”) and making threats to kill when he was alleged to have threatened to throw acid at her.

Our client was in custody and transferred his case to us having become dissatisfied with his representatives. We successfully applied for bail in the Crown Court. Following that, we argued that the charge of threat to kill was not made out as no jury reasonably directed could conclude that a threat of throwing acid and the disfigurement that that could cause amount to a threat to kill. The judge agreed and dismissed that count.

Our client maintained that his current partner was encouraging him to send sexual photographs of his ex-partner as part of “therapy”. We examined text messages sent to our client’s phone and liaised with police regarding potential threats to our client from his ex-partner whilst the case was ongoing.

The Prosecution, after interrogation of our client’s phone and having heard our representations offered no evidence to the charge of disclosing private sexual images on the basis that there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

The case was prepared by Claudia Barker and Daisy Jones. Alex Di Francesco of 25 Bedford Row was instructed.

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