Stalker jailed for 21 months for posting sexually explicit pictures of ex-girlfriend on Instagram

Cem Kucukbalaban has been jailed for 21 months (Police handout)

A stalker has been jailed for 21 months after he posted sexually explicit pictures of his ex-girlfriend online.

Cem Kucukbalaban set up a fake Instagram account under his girlfriend’s name after the pair split up, posting explicit pictures he had taken of her without her knowledge.

The 21-year-old was found guilty of disclosing private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress, stalking and harassment, at the end of his trial last month.

Kucukbalaban set up a fake Instagram page to share explicit photos of his ex (Pexels/stock photo)

Wood Green Crown Court heard how following the break-up of a three month relationship, Kucukbalaban started to leave messages for the victim and would follow her on her way home.

He then set up the fake Instagram account under her name and posted sexually explicit images of her on the site, which he obtained after using software to unknowingly record the victim without her knowledge on a video call.

The victim reported the stalking and harassment to police in March this year.

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Kucukbalaban, of Sinclair Road, Waltham Forest, was sentenced to 18 months in in prison for harassment and stalking, and another three months for disclosing private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress.

Detective Inspector Pete Dyche of Enfield CID, said: “Kucukbalaban carried out a sustained and spiteful campaign of abuse against a vulnerable victim of domestic abuse and clearly intended to cause the victim great distress and fear.

Kucukbalaban was found guilty at Wood Green Crown Court

“I hope that today’s sentence allows her a measure of comfort that enables her to move on with her life.”

Kucukbalaban was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for an indefinite period and a destruction order was issued to destroy the devices he used in the commission of the offence.

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