Man harassed ex-lover by releasing sex clip

Man harassed ex-lover by releasing sex clip

A man distributed a video of himself and his girlfriend having sex to her family and friends after she broke up with him, a court was told on Tuesday.

Initially, U'mar Hashim threatened to harm the reputation of the 24-year-old woman by sending out the sex video when she indicated that she wanted to break up with him last year.

Alarmed, she agreed to remain his girlfriend as she did not want the video distributed. Later, she started ignoring him as she "had enough of him".

U'mar started harassing her family and sent the video to seven people, including her family members and friends. The woman lodged a report about his conduct in August last year.

On Tuesday, the 24-year-old unemployed man was jailed a total of 13 months. He pleaded guilty to one count of criminal intimidation relating to his distribution of the sex video.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal breach of trust as a servant, relating to money that was taken from his places of work.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Jeremy Lua said U'mar was a driver with New Global Watertech in Jurong when he misappropriated $406 on Sept 1 and Sept 3, 2011. He did not report for work after that. The company gave him a chance and re-employed him, deducting the $406 from his salary.

Then in May last year, while working for another company, Jadia Logistics, U'mar again misappropriated $400.

U'mar, who has a similar conviction for criminal breach of trust, asked for leniency and to be given another chance. He said he committed the offences under the influence of drugs.

District Judge Lee Poh Choo said there was nothing in his mitigation plea that persuaded her to be lenient. She noted that he sent the video not only to the victim's family but to her friends. She called his act "vicious and wicked", and said the video could have been easily distributed to many others.

"You have no conscience at all. You are not a young child. You must know what you are doing... and to blame it on drug influence is not acceptable and I do not believe you," she said.

elena@sph.com.sg


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