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Jail term ‘highly likely’ for Goole ‘revenge porn’ uploader

A WOMAN who uploaded revenge porn to Facebook after becoming jealous of her love rival has been told by a judge she is highly likely to be jailed.

Amy Partington, 22, posted intimate pictures her boyfriend’s ex-partner on her Facebook page with the caption ‘classy bird’ in an effort to humiliate her.

Patrington became jealous of her partners continuing contact with his ex-girlfriend and uploaded the photos to her own social media site for her friends to laugh at.

Partington, of Eastgate, Goole, pleaded guilty to a charge of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress and appeared at Hull Crown Court for sentence on Monday, May 16.

Crown barrister Stephen Welch said it is a new offence and sentencing guidelines were not in place.

“The complainant said once the pictures were pointed out Partington did take some steps to remove them,” said Mr Welch. “However, the victim has received significant distress by the exposure of these pictures.”

Patrington, a female drug dealer, was convicted of  supplying cannabis in June last year and permitting her flat to be used to supply heroin in February 2014. At the time she posted on her Facebook page that her occupation was a “farmer at a cannabis training university.” She also moaned about dumb criminals who took smack and got pregnant to get council flats – suggesting she might get pregnant herself. She dubbed them as “oxygen-thieving cretins.”

She appeared at court in June wearing a plastic Guy Fawkes mask from the film V-For Vendetta claiming she could not be identified because she was innocent. The latest offence occurred on February 8 this year after she discovered the pictures. The victim was informed by a friend that her pictures had appeared on Facebook.

Defence barrister John Thackray said although a Humberside Probation report had been prepared on her background he now wanted a psychiatric report on her mental health: “Two incidents have occurred which are of a sensitive nature,” said Mr Thackray. “The court will be assisted by such a report.”

Judge David Tremberg told Partington he would adjourn for a report, but did not know if it would help her or not. “You must understand, this is the sort of case where an immediate custodial sentence is highly likely,” said Judge Tremberg.

Patrington interrupted the court saying from the dock she wanted to know whether she should carry on with her court-imposed community work to help with her drug problem while she awaited sentence. The judge repeated: “I want to make it clear that immediate custody is highly likely.” Patrington said she understood and was allowed to walk free from court on unconditional bail.

She will be sentenced on July 11.

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