Stephen Landers, a 20-year-old man has been jailed for 14 months.
The man was sent to prison for posting a topless picture of a woman on Facebook during a campaign of harassment.
Metro UK reports that Landers was caught when his victim’s friend told her about the image, which did not show her face.
Prosecutor Lewis Kerr told Durham Crown Court: ‘It’s not clear how long it remained on Facebook, but it was there to be seen by other people.’
Mr Kerr said the 20-year-old later contacted the woman threatening ‘things would only get worse’.
Following further ‘unpleasant’ texts and calls he was arrested, but, on bail, he sent a threatening message urging her to withdraw her police statement.
Landers, of Basingstoke Road, Peterlee, County Durham, admitted harassment and witness intimidation.
He was convicted after a trial before magistrates, of disclosing a private photograph.
The case was sent for sentence to the crown court.
Martin Scarborough, defending, said since the incidents Landers has, ‘moved on’, and recently began a good job, which was at risk if he had to serve his first ‘real sentence of custody’.
Jailing him for 14 months, Judge Simon Hickey said Landers had caused his victim, ‘a great deal of stress’ – compounded by putting her through the ’embarrassing’ ordeal of having to give evidence at trial.
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