Revenge porn man jailed for hate campaign and death threats to ex-partner
A jilted lover who launched a horrifying hate campaign against his former sweetheart was starting a two-year eight-month prison sentence today.
Jessus Thompson made life a misery for the woman by sending death threats to her and intimate pictures of her to close relatives, a judge heard.
The 42-year-old builder also warned he would post the photos to her grandmother while bombarding the victim with up to 100 text messages a day demanding money and drugs for months, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.
She ended their five-year relationship in December 2016 but he would not accept losing control of her, said Miss Suzanne Francis, prosecuting.
The constant demands drove the victim to post cannabis through his letter box but when she turned to leave Thompson grabbed hold of her and said: “Get in,” continued the prosecutor.
The victim, from Wolverhampton, clung on to railings in a desperate bid to stop being hauled into the property until she was spotted by two women and a man who protected her while she returned to her car and left the scene.
Then the defendant sent a message saying he would have dragged her upstairs and killed her if the other people had not intervened.
Vengeful Thompson sent pictures of her performing an intimate act to her “disgusted” sister-in-law and mother, who fortunately did not open the internet package.
He threatened to dispatch the photos and video to other relatives and sent her thousands of text messages between November 2017 and February 2018, the court heard.
The victim said in a statement: “I could not live my life as I wanted to and felt like a caged animal.”
Miss Blondelle Thompson, defending, said there had been a “deep-seated hurt” after the break-up but he had now moved on. The harassment ended with his arrest and was not renewed.
The defendant, from Charles Road, Small Heath, admitted disclosing sexually intimate pictures and harassment which threatened violence.
He was jailed with a restraining order for seven years.
Judge Peter Barrie told him: “You could not accept that a woman would want to leave you and had no understanding of what it is like to be on the other side of a controlling and commanding relationship.
"You gave her every reason to feel genuine fear of violence if she didn’t do what you wanted. She was deeply distressed.”
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