Uni Student Charged Under NSW ‘Revenge Porn’ Laws

Case to resume in November

Uni Student Charged Under NSW ‘Revenge Porn’ Laws

An Illawarra man has been charged under NSW’s new “revenge porn” laws after police allege he threatened to publish images of a teenage girl online if she didn’t sleep with him.

University student Jarrad Pavric attended Wollongong Local Court yesterday to face two charges of threatening to distribute intimate images without consent and one charge of intent to distribute intimate images without consent, the ABC reports.

It’s alleged the 20-year-old acquired intimate images of a 14-year-old girl via a social media channel, threatening to publish them online if she refused to engage in sexual activity with him.

After police were notified, an investigation saw a series of electronic items seized from the 20-year-old’s home in Horsley, with officers arresting Pavric on Tuesday morning and opposing bail.

Magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim granted Pavric strict conditional bail but banned him from contacting the alleged victim or using the internet, even for studying.

Back in August the new NSW revenge porn came into effect, which carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison and an $11,000 fine.

The case resumes court in November.

;