Revenge porn sentencing
Paige Mitchell has avoided jail after pleading guilty to uploading photos of her naked girlfriend to FacebookGetty

Stevenage woman Paige Mitchell has avoided jail for committing 'revenge porn' after admitting she uploaded four photos of her naked girlfriend onto Facebook after the lesbian couple argued.

The 23 year old had been in a relationship with the victim for 14 months when they argued over Mitchell's alleged lecherous looks at other women. Magistrate Bette Hindmarsh said Mitchell uploaded to images to "humiliate and hurt" her partner. They appeared on the social media site for half an hour before Mitchell's mother advised her she was breaking the law.

Mitchell is the first female in the UK to be convicted under new laws rolled out in April after she admitted uploading intimate pictures of a woman to her Facebook account at Stevenage Magistrates Court in August.

Appearing at the same court on 1 September, Mitchell was given a six-week suspended jail term and a two-week sentence for common assault. The punishments will run concurrently and are suspended for 18 months.

What is revenge porn?

Revenge Porn is the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos, of another person without their consent and with the purpose of causing embarrassment or distress. The images are sometimes accompanied by personal information about the subject, including their full name, address and links to their social media profiles.

Source: CPS