Following an investigation by the City of London Police’s Cyber Crime Unit, a man who created fake porn profiles of a work colleague after she rejected his romantic advances has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Buccheri

Davide Buccheri, 25 (D.O.B: 06/05/1992), previously of London, was convicted of harassment last week at Westminster Magistrates’ Court by District Judge Richard Blake who told him his “wicked, calculated campaign” against his victim was “shameful”. He also referenced the “very manipulative way” Buccheri acted during the trial when denying him bail.

Buccheri was sentenced today (1 May 2018) at the same court. He was also made to pay £5000 compensation to the victim, £1000 in court fees and has been given an indefinite restraining order to the victim and any member of her family.

£1000

Paid in court fees

16 weeks

Jail time and indefinite restraining order to victim and any member of her family

£1000

Paid in court fees

Revenge for being rejected

District Judge Blake heard how, over a number of months in 2017, Buccheri set out to embarrass, discredit and cause significant anxiety to one of his female work colleague by uploading genuine pictures of her from her social media accounts alongside explicit images of women from the internet to galleries on pornographic websites.

Buccheri then used an internal whistleblowing tool at their place of work to report the images to the company’s HR department in a bid to tarnish her reputation.

The City of London Police hope today’s sentencing serves as a warning to would-be offenders who think they are safe from police action because they are committing their crimes online. They are not. We were able to provide overwhelming evidence to ensure a conviction in this case and we hope this provides reassurance to other victims of this type of crime and encourages them to come forward to the police.

Detective Constable Dave Blight from the City of London Police Cyber Crime Unit
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