Judith Heard (photo) was asked for $ 3,000 to prevent nude photos from herself from leaking online in 2013
A model and socialite from Uganda was blackmailed for $ 3,000 (£ 2,300) when someone stole her naked selfies and threatened to publish them online.
Judith Heard, 32, refused to pay and her photos were leaked without her permission in 2013.
But in May of this year, the nude photos of her started to circulate online again, but this time she was arrested under the anti-pornography law of Uganda.
Despite the fact that revenge porn is illegal in the UK, Ugandan law criminalises the production and distribution of pornographic material & # 39 ;.
She claims that the photo's come from a stolen phone or computer and insists that she never sent them to anyone.
Heard was one of three women who had shared their nude photos or sex tapes online without their permission.
Policeman Esther Akol had a nude photograph of her in uniform circulated online, but she said that her ex-boyfriend had maliciously edited the photo to appear as her.
During a press conference, the chairman of the Pornography Control Committee, Annette Kezaabu, referred to the case of Akol, which stated that the woman can be both victim and perpetrator at the same time & # 39 ;.
The nude photos from Heard started to circulate online again, but they were then charged for it
Kezaabu suggested that the failure of marriage, the spread of HIV, teenage pregnancies and domestic violence is one of the "dangers of pornography & # 39; to be.
She told CNN that the ultimate goal of the government is not to have images of sex or nakedness on TV at all, and that the committee intends to "back and forth" behind pop stars & # 39; to wear wearing revealing clothes.
I think the anti-pornography law testifies to how little the government itself gives to women, about their rights, and also about, I would say, their desire to control a woman, & # 39 ; Kezaabu added.
Heard, however, does not agree with Kezzabu and said: "Why is it that women in Uganda are punished for everything, instead of the government punishing the people who are harming us? & # 39;
The police are still looking for the stolen devices from Heard because without them they have a "very weak defense." has, according to a spokesperson for the police.
If she is found guilty of the crime, she can get a fine or a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
Ugandan Anti-Pornography Act criminalizes the production and dissemination of pornographic material & # 39;
The chairman of the pornography committee, Annette Kezaabu, said that the ultimate goal of the government is not to have images of sex or nakedness on TV, whatever.