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Girl convicted of ‘revenge porn’ after sharing racy pics of one other woman to show her fiancé was dishonest

Woman convicted of ‘revenge porn’ after sharing racy pics of another lady to prove her fiancé was cheating


A WOMAN has been convicted of ‘revenge porn’ after sharing racy nude photos of one other lady to show her fiancé was dishonest.

Bethany Austin, 43, was discovered responsible of the crime after sharing the pictures in a bid to defend her popularity after her ex known as her “loopy”.

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Bethany Austin has been convicted of revenge porn after spreading the pictures[/caption]

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Rychlik had allegedly known as Austin ‘loopy,’ following her accusations of his dishonest[/caption]

Austin break up from her fiancé in 2016 after she noticed specific messages he was despatched from one other lady on their Apple iCloud account.

Her fiancé, Matthew Rychlik, denied having an affair after being confronted, which led to the couple breaking apart and calling off the marriage.

The pair had been collectively for extra  than seven years, the Each day Mail reported.

Austin, of Island Lake in Illinois, shared a letter, in addition to the inappropriate photos, with family and friends after rumours of their break-up unfold.

Rychlik had allegedly known as Austin ‘loopy,’ following her accusations, which led her to point out the photographs – together with a four-page letter about what had occurred – to relations and buddies.

Austin admitted to sending the photographs within the trial-by-judge final week.

Nevertheless, she stated that she was not conscious she had damaged the legislation. 

“I made a decision to inform folks the reality,” Austin stated in Friday’s testimony, in response to the Each day Herald. 

“I wished them to know that I wasn’t loopy,” she stated.

Rychlik found the letter and the photographs quickly after, and filed a report with the Crystal Lake Police Division.

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Austin allegedly shared the pictures after her ex claimed she was “loopy” for accusing him of infidelity.[/caption]

The sufferer with whom Rychlik was allegedly concerned with, informed police the photographs had been solely supposed to be seen by the person she despatched them to.

Nevertheless, Austin’s protection legal professional argued that there was affordable doubt as to who the individual was within the photographs that she had allegedly shared.

Austin had the combat to “defend her popularity” towards her fiancé’s character assailing, he argued.

“The state apparently thinks that [Austin] has to take a seat by and never let anyone know what he was doing to her,” protection legal professional Wayne Giampietro stated throughout Monday’s closing arguments.

Nevertheless, the decide dominated that Austin violated the nameless lady’s expectation of privateness.

She might properly have despatched the letter with out the illicit photos, the decide stated.


“It’s improper as a result of exposing an individual’s physique towards her will essentially denies that individual of their proper to privateness” Circuit Choose Michael Coppedge stated, in response to experiences from the Chicago Tribune.

A distinct decide had beforehand thrown out the cost towards Austin in 2018 – with the declare that the state’s legislation criminalising the dissemination of personal sexual photos violates free speech legal guidelines.

This determination was overruled later that 12 months, earlier than the case discovered its approach again by way of the courts.