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Highland man fined after posting intimate video of a woman online

By Ali Morrison

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A man who posted an intimate video of a woman on a "swingers" website has been fined £470.

But 30-year-old Michael Ayorinde did not do it deliberately to distress or embarrass the woman, Inverness Sheriff Court was told.

After consideration, Sheriff Ian Cruickshank decided there was no significant sexual element to the offence and Ayorinde was not placed on the Sex Offenders' Register.

Ayorinde, of Raigmore Avenue, Inverness, admitted uploading the film to the internet between December 1, 2019 and December 2020 without her consent.

Defence solicitor Duncan Henderson told Sheriff Cruickshank: "It was an oversight. It was not uploaded for sexual gratification or satisfaction. It was one video split into sections and her face was hidden behind an emoji.

"Nor was it readily available. The woman created an account to access the video which was in his private profile. It was created with her consent but it is accepted he did not have her consent to upload it.

"He no longer is practising this lifestyle. I am told the website enables consenting adults to engage in sexual activity with other like-minded adults."

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