Ramsgate man jailed for uploading intimate images to porn site without permission and making indecent images of a child

JAILED: Tom Horwood

A Ramsgate man who uploaded intimate images of a woman to pornographic websites without her permission has been sentenced to almost two years in prison.

Tom Horwood transferred  private images and a video from the victim’s computer to his own files before sharing them online. The woman discovered the material could be viewed on multiple websites and social media platforms, on a number of occasions between June 2018 and February 2019. Her home address had also been added to one website with instructions that people could visit for sex.

Horwood, 33, of Woodville Road, Ramsgate, was arrested on March 9, 2019, and a number of devices were seized for analysis. These included a computer which, when examined, was found to contain three indecent images of a child. He was charged with stalking involving serious alarm or distress, and making indecent images of a child.

At Maidstone Crown Court Horwood pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday (February 26) to 22 months’ imprisonment. He was also made subject of an indefinite restraining order.

PC Abbie Brookes of Tonbridge CID said: “Horwood’s callous actions have had a devastating and profound impact on the victim, who has been left feeling humiliated and embarrassed. Her life has been affected in a number of ways, including her feeling isolated from friends and fearing strangers may have seen what were private and intimate images shared online.

“It is important to us that victims of offences such as these feel they will be taken seriously and treated with respect, which is why a custodial sentence like this is welcome. I would like to reassure anyone thinking of contacting us that they will always be treated with compassion and discretion.”

2 Comments

  1. This person obviously has a very twisted mind. I don’t mean the adult porn pics, I mean the child porn pics.
    The poor Lady has to live with it…. the child should never have been photographed.
    My thoughts only….

  2. indecent images are all over the net
    there needs to be something stronger done about it and worse thing is when kids up load photos on google it stores that information so everyone knows you have an account of naked photos somewhere the security is not enough nor sufficient to protect our children from abuse or from paedophiles
    but it is okay for members of parliament to commit these offences or police officers people who you think we should trust or clergy or higher up people in the Catholic church and get away with it for years and years and years.

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