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A Guy Got Arrested For Warning His Ex About The Release Of Her Revenge Porn

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When Christopher Green realized there was a sex tape going around featuring his ex, Joanna Trayte, he tried to be a good guy. Despite the current status of their relationship, she is the mother of his child, and he still didn't want her and his child suffering through this sort of humiliation.

The revenge porn, a 30-second clip released by her ex, Aidan Farrelly, was released by Farrelly and had been circulating around social media when Green decided to send his ex a heads-up.

When she didn't respond to his warning, Green took matters into his own hands by sending a copy to her friend and reporting it to the police.

He obviously had good intentions. But unfortunately for him, good intentions were just not enough to help him out in court.

You see, at the end of the day, the bottom line is, he sent the revenge porn to someone (her friend). It doesn't matter what his reasoning was. He sent it, and that is not OK.

Green was arrested and charged with distributing revenge porn along with Farrelly, the creepazoid who was passing it around in the first place.

Both men were prosecuted and pleaded guilty to one count of distributing private sexual pictures and/or film with intent to cause distress.

Green did get a conditional discharge and an order to pay £250 in costs. Meanwhile, Farrelly received a two-month sentence, suspended for 12 months and an order to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in addition to the same £250 in costs.

Farrelly's intentions were much darker than those of Green as, according to prosecutor Martin Lewis, Farrelly released the clips after his relationship with her ended.

The prosecutor went on to explain he "had done this out of revenge, because he thought she had been going out with Mr Green."

In defense of Green, his defense lawyer Louise Thomas said,

He was upset about this and was worried about the effect it would have on his son which he has with the complainant.

The two clearly had very different intentions when it came to distributing the tape, and Judge Martyn Barklem took this into account during the sentencing.

In his sentencing of Farrelly, he stated,

Mr. Farrelly you decided to publish this video, an intimate video you had, out of spite and desire for revenge and that is something that is regarded as very serious.

His sentencing for Green came from a very different point of view:

It seems to me that having read through the documents and witness statements in this case that although what you did was foolish in sending the video, you genuinely did so out of concern for the child you share with the complainant.

So, what's the takeaway here? Don't share revenge porn.

It doesn't matter what your reasoning is. Just don't share it.

Citations: Dad tries to warn ex about sex tape, gets prosecuted for revenge porn (Metro News)