First person jailed for ‘revenge porn’ in Britain

By Blathnaid Healy

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LONDON — A man who shared explicit photos on WhatsApp of his ex-girlfriend has been jailed for 12 weeks, becoming the first person in Britain to be prosecuted for posting revenge porn.

Luke King, 21, posted the intimate image of his former girlfriend as the profile photo on his WhatsApp account

King had previously pleaded guilty to the offense, which occurred on Aug. 8, and was sentenced Friday morning in Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court

The woman, from Derbyshire, who hasn’t been named for legal reasons, told police she was “disgusted” and “really upset” by the ordeal, BBC News

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