A spurned lover has been convicted of a revenge porn offence after putting naked photographs of her ex-boss on his new wife's work Facebook page.

Kaylea Reid, 26, targeted Robert Page after they "sexted" and she then lost her job after less than a year, Ipswich Magistrates' Court heard.

Reid has admitted disclosing private sexual photographs of Page without his consent with the intention of causing him distress.

She could have been jailed for up to two years, but she was given a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge fee of £20 ($34).


Magistrates made no order to pay compensation to her victim because of what they described as his "provocative behaviour".

Reid, of Ipswich, who has mental health problems, started working for Affinity Trust, a learning disability charity in the county town of Suffolk, as a support worker in November last year.

The court heard that she split up from her boyfriend in March this year and Page, who was her manager became "a shoulder to cry on".

The pair exchanged "flirtatious" texts and then moved on to intimate photographs on WhatsApp, prosecutor David Bryant said.

Paul Booty, for the defence, said when Page got married, he texted Reid saying he wished she was his wife.

Reid felt she had been taken advantage of after she lost her job so posted the pictures on his wife's work Facebook page in October.

The prosecution said the naked images Kaylea Reid posted could have been seen by 4000 people on Facebook.
The prosecution said the naked images Kaylea Reid posted could have been seen by 4000 people on Facebook.

The pair sent intimate private pictures but on October 5 this year, after Reid had lost her job at the charity, she posted two private sexual photographs of Page on the Facebook page for Broadwater Tool Supplies.

The court heard that Page's new wife was a director of the business, which supplies farmers and others across East Anglia.

Bryant said up to 4000 people could have seen the offensive Facebook posting.

Reid also tagged Page's colleagues on her posting so they could see the pictures as well, he added.

Booty said Reid and Page became friendly after her relationship with her boyfriend ended.

He added: "He managed to get hold of her mobile phone number and then he started texting. The texts become flirtatious and things developed."

He said that Reid felt she had been taken advantage of and now realised that she was "foolish and naive".

He added that the case has caused "just as much humiliation" for her as it had for Page.

More than 200 people have been prosecuted since revenge porn laws were introduced in April last year, making it an offence to share private sexual photographs or films without the subject's consent. The vast majority of offenders prosecuted under the law so far are men.