The man is being charged after accidentally sending explicit photos of his ex to her 11-year-old SON
Oops! The man is being charged after accidentally sending explicit photos of his ex-wife to her 11-year-old SON
- The Brisbane man sends 20 photos and two videos to the 11-year-old’s phone
- The phone had been bought for the boy, but the man thought it belonged to his ex-wife
- The court heard that the woman felt “sick and angry” when she saw the messages
A man who accidentally sent twenty sexually explicit photos and two videos of his ex-wife to her young son has been put on a good behavioral bond.
The Brisbane man was found guilty of using a carriage to harass on Tuesday after sending the material to a cell phone in March 2018. The courier post reported.
Although the phone was originally bought for the 11-year-old boy, it was also used to facilitate contact between the former lovers after she blocked it on her phone.
The court heard the boy bring the device to his mother when he received the message and didn’t open it.
The court heard that the boy brought the device to his mother when he received the message and did not open it (stock image)
Magistrate Belinda Merrin told the court that the woman felt “humiliated, sick and angry” when she saw the messages.
All images and videos were mutually taken while married, the court heard.
The man pleaded not guilty to the harassment allegations, claiming that he was trying to “ revive ” their relationship.
But Ms. Merrin rejected his claim, saying his ex-wife had made it clear that she only wanted to communicate via email.
“They were sent in circumstances where the complainant was very clear that the only means of communication she wanted to have with the defendant was by email and for the purposes only, as it related to the children.”
“It must be very clear to you that it would have been completely unwanted, unwelcome and probably upset.”
When the police asked whose phone it was, the man replied, “That’s not his phone [the woman’s] phone.’
The magistrate could not prove that the man knew the phone belonged to the woman’s son when he sent the message.
He was released on a $ 600 warrant and a nine-month good behavior bond.