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'Facerape' charges for posting nude pics of ex

30 May 2012, 17:50

Published: 30 May 2012 17:50 GMT+02:00

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Under questioning by police in Ludvika in central Sweden, the man admitted that he had hijacked his ex-girlfriend's Facebook account, the local dt.se news website reported.

The man logged into his ex's Facebook account and posted the pics following an argument between the two.

Later that night, the woman received calls from several of her friends warning her that nude images of her had been posted on the popular social networking site.

According to dt.se, the man had obtained the images when the two were still a couple.

In addition to posting the compromising images of the woman, the 30-year-old also engaged in sex-themed chats with other Facebook users in his ex-girlfriend's name.

Under questioning by police, the man explained he had guessed at the woman's password and that he didn't know logging into someone else's Facebook account without their permission was against the law.

Nevertheless, he has now been charged with computer hacking and libel and if convicted could face up to two years in prison.

In addition, the woman will likely sue for damages to compensate for the suffering she underwent as a result of the incident.

Yngve Andersson of the Ludvika police said "facerape" and other forms of internet-based harassment have become increasingly common in Sweden.

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"It's a regrettable development and there are many who see it as a chance to get back if a relationship falls apart," she told dt.se.

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Your comments about this article

21:31 May 30, 2012 by StockholmSam
I hope they fark this ex-boyfriend good and give him the longest sentence possible.
22:00 May 30, 2012 by dizzymoe33
Here we go again with misusing the word "rape" !!! Get it right will you please and stop misusing the word "rape" in this manner. I would be happy to send someone an English dictionary so you can look up the words meaning.
22:38 May 30, 2012 by StockholmSam
Dizzymoe33, "Facerape" is a term that is well-recognized all over the place and has become a part of popular lexicon. I am still undecided on whether this should be a political or social hot topic since it does seem to belittle the actual concept of rape. So perhaps you are right to shout from the rooftops. On the other hand, perhaps your attempts to make the terminology a political or social issue takes the focus of the real matter that needs addressing.
22:54 May 30, 2012 by CarlBlack
From another Thelocal article: According to a report released last year by the Swedish Data Protection Board (Datainspektionen), around half of young Swedish Facebook users have had their accounts hacked by someone who then has written mocking or insulting remarks in the victim's name.

Looks like all police resources will have to be allocated to this very serious problem, and as was suggested here, give only the longest possible sentences :-) And maybe we should start prosecuting TV doing also all those kinds of candid camera pranksters, since that's basically the same thing: making fool of someone so that everyone can see it...
23:03 May 30, 2012 by wxman
If you don't want others to see pictures of you naked, you must do two things. Never take pictures of yourself naked and share them with ANYONE, and never let anyone else take pictures of you naked. If you do either of these, then whatever happens is YOUR fault, no one elses. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy if you do either.
06:50 May 31, 2012 by Da Goat
If She was dumb enough to have a facebook account then serves her right!

as wxman said if you are silly enough to have the pictures and have lax morals and password protection!
20:05 May 31, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#5 & #6: the guy took the nude photos of her without her knowledge and posted them on a porn site as well so both of your posts are invalid.
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