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Spurned lover jailed for sending erotic pics of ex

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Spurned lover jailed for sending erotic pics of ex
Frenchman jailed for sending pornographic images of his wife (not the woman pictured here) to her friends and colleagues. File photo: LiesThruaLens/Flickr
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A spurned French lover who sent out erotic images of his wife to her loved ones and colleagues, in revenge for being dumped was sentenced to a spell behind bars as punishment on Wednesday. His malicious act had pushed his wife to attempt suicide.

A Frenchman has been ordered to jail and fined for emailing pornographic photos of his ex-girlfriend to her workmates and friends, the woman's lawyer said Wednesday.

The 53-year-old man, not named in order to protect the woman's identity, sent out the racy images he had collected of her over the course of their two-decade long relationship early last year, when she broke up with him, said her lawyer Arnaud Dupin.

After failing to turn up at the Bordeaux court hearing the case early this month, the man was on Tuesday convicted and sentenced to four months behind bars and another six months suspended for violating the woman's privacy and for harassment.

He was also fined €13,000 ($17,800) for money he had taken from the joint bank account, and another €10,000 in damages.

Dupin claimed his client allowed the explicit photos, some of which he described as "degrading", to be taken of her at the man's behest.

"It's like that sometimes: you do things through weakness," the lawyer said.

He said the couple had been of high social standing but that, when the break-up occurred, the man sent insulting text messages and emails to the ex-girlfriend, who is also aged in her 50s.

The woman had attempted suicide, the lawyer said, and discovered the pictures of her sent to her work colleagues, employers and friends only when she was discharged from hospital.

Dupin said he was satisified with the sentence that recognised hisclient as "a victim" even though prosecutors had been callign for a jail sentence of 12 months to be imposed. 

Elsewhere in France this week another embittered French lover, was also jailed for similarly malicious acts against his ex-partner.

This time the rejected 53-year-old from the resort of Cannes went one step further and actually placed racy photographs of his ex in the apartment block where she lived and the offices where she worked, Nice Matin reports.

Not satisfied with that, the cruise ship captain also created an internet profile for the woman on a specialist website offering "sexual services". 

A Riviera court heard how he tormented the woman over a sixteen month period in which he too, emailed revealing pics of the woman to her friends, neighbours and colleagues.

The man, was sentenced to one year behind bars and ordered to pay €10,000 to his victim.

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