Man admits posting revenge porn

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A man has admitted hacking into his ex-girlfriend’s Facebook account and and posting revenge porn.

Aaron Connor, of Cromore gardens, pleaded guilty to sending menacing messages via electronic communications.

He also admitted harassing the woman.

The offences were committed between February 4 and February 19.

Derry Magistrate’s Court heard the injured party contacted police after she discovered two messages and two comments on her Facebook account which she did not post.

She then arrived at work and found e-mails which she had not sent.

These included intimate photos of the woman, including naked photos, which had been sent to her entire contact list. There were also e-mails sent indicating how the woman liked to have sex.

Connor was arrested and released on bail pending further enquiries.

Two weeks later, the woman phoned police in a ‘distressed state’.

She reported that the 38-year-old was contacting her via email and she had eight missed calls and three messages from him in a two hour period.

A bunch of flowers had also arrived at her door with a note attached.

This said ‘I am sorry. I will always love you’.

While police were in her home, the defendant arrived and he was arrested.

The court heard the woman is now ‘scared in her home and is physically sick at the thought of the defendant’.

It was also rev ealed Connor has been contacting the woman’s work colleagues and this has caused her ‘further distress and embarrassment’.

Deputy District Judge Ted Magill adjourned sentencing for a probation report and Connor was remanded in custody until next week.