Wednesday 28 September 2016

Revenge porn: Man posts naked pictures of wife to Facebook after discovering she was having affair

Published 12/08/2015 | 09:11

Jilted husband David Honeybell arriving at Nottingham Magistrates Court where he was handed a community order after his former wife's clothes alight Credit Alex Britton/PA Wire
Jilted husband David Honeybell arriving at Nottingham Magistrates Court where he was handed a community order after his former wife's clothes alight Credit Alex Britton/PA Wire

A jilted husband from Nottingham who set his wife's clothes alight has been handed a community order.

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Outside the courtroom David Honeybell also admitted posting naked pictures of wife Sarah on Facebook after their 23-year relationship broke down.

Honeybell, 49, of Wollaton, also threatened to send the pictures to wife Sarah's employers, he admitted after leaving Nottingham Magistrates' Court.

He pleaded guilty to arson and harassment and was also handed a restraining order.

Honeybell told the court he was "upset and sorry" for setting fire to her clothes on June 4, as well as harassing her by sending her 18 text messages and leaving six voicemails on June 16.

He said: "I am sorry. I was upset that after 23 years of marriage my wife was having an affair.

"She tried to clear then air then all of a sudden I found out she was sending explicit messages and videos to someone else. I was not happy."

District Judge Morris Cooper asked Honeybell: "Do you accept that it's over?"

He replied: "Oh God, yes."

At a previous hearing, Honeybell admitted posting the naked pictures on social media as well as threatening to send them to her workplace, but this was not mentioned at the latest hearing.

Speaking after the case about the revenge porn, he said: "I can't justify it now, but when you think back on what I did, I should not have done it. It was impulse.

"I had been married 23 years, my wife had an affair, you find out and I was a bit pissed off. That's it.

"I was angry, you do things off the cuff and that's it."

Honeybell was ordered to pay a criminal court charge of £180, a victim surcharge of £60 and prosecution costs of £85.

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