A SPEARWOOD man has been charged after he allegedly created a bogus Instagram account to share explicit images of his former partner.
The 24-year-old man is the first to be charged under new WA legislation which makes it a criminal offence to the non-consensual distribution of intimate images.
The man was involved in a relationship with a 24-year-old woman, during which he took consensual intimate images of the woman.
Police allege that once the relationship broke down, the man created a false Instagram page in the victim’s name and posted seven intimate images of her without her consent.
Police also allege that when the Instagram page was removed, four other Instagram pages were created in the victim’s name and a total of 10 intimate images were posted.
The man has been charged with distributing images of another person without their consent.
He is due to appear before the Fremantle Magistrates Family Violence Court on May 20.