Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020

Revenge porn thug who humiliated ex online jailed after rooftop police standoff

A topless man held a two-hour rooftop standoff with police hunting him for uploading a naked video of his ex on social media.

Cops realised Michael Stevens, 25, was wanted when he drunkenly squared up to them at a police cordon for a separate incident.

He then said he'd need to "be shot down" as he hurled roof tiles at cops in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, on August 5.

Officers arrested him at his home in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, two hours later.

Stevens posted an indecent video of the woman after telling her she "dressed like a little s***" on Facebook.

He threatened to kick her frontdoor down the next day and both her young nephew and grandfather recognised and messaged her over the video, GrimbyLive reports.

Stevens was jailed for two-and-a-half years and slapped with a five-year restraining order.

Sentencing at Grimsby Crown Court, Judge David Tremberg said: "It shows your development into crimes with greater harm which is troubling.

"It demonstrates that you are able to commit antisocial behaviour fuelled often by drink and drug abuse which further aggravates this case. It is also further aggravated by the fact you have offended towards your victim before."

Discussing Stevens' uploading of the video to Facebook, Judge Tremberg said: "You intended to degrade and embarrass her and cause her maximum emotional harm which you succeeded with.

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"I'm afraid prison with serve as a revolving door for you and if that's what you want for your life it's there for you but if you don't want that, the help is there."

His ex said she had "endured years of physical and mental abuse from him."

Prosecutor Mehran Nassiri on Monday said after seeing a picture of her on Facebook, "he messaged her, 'You're dressed like a little s*** and I'm going to slap your baggy f**** on Facebook. No one will come near you with a barge pole.'"

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Four days later he approached Humberside Police while they were dealing with a separate incident in Grimsby town centre.

Stevens later caught an officer on his finger and hitting a Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Astra and police dog unit van with tiles.

Mr Nassiri said: "He was shouting, 'Put that f****** torch on me and I will stab you. F*** off you piggy c****.'

He said he was only coming down if he was shot down."

Court staff said Stevens pleaded guilty to affray, assaulting an emergency worker, public disorder and on August 1 disclosing private sexual photograph or films.

He denied two counts of criminal damage which are to lie on his file.

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