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Man Jailed After Sending Obscene Photos To Wife's Family

Friday December 13 2013


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


A MAN who sent 'obscene' pictures of his wife to her relatives has been given a 20-week jail term.

Ricky Lee Rawson, 28, sent photographs of his wife Chantelle's genitals to her father Barry Galloway and her brother Shaun.

Ill feeling developed because the family did not approve of Rawson being in a relationship with Chantelle, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Rawson married her without telling her relatives.

Rawson was called a 'kethead' in a text message from a member of the Galloway family, explained Gus Kennedy, defending.

He said Rawson, of Pontefract Road, Lundwood, responded with a message saying: "Don't call me a kethead. By the way, I have married her."

The message was accompanied with a picture of a wedding ring on a finger.

Mr Kennedy said Rawson had been drinking when he sent the obscene pictures and now wished he had never done it.

Mr Kennedy added: "Mr Rawson sent a number of personal pictures of his wife to members of her family. It's hard to imagine how distressing this was.

"Mr Rawson, who acted immaturely, has started a new relationship and wants to move on.

"There have been no problems between Mr Rawson and his wife. But there's ill feeling between the Galloway family and Mr Rawson which will not go away."

John Kavanagh, prosecuting, said: "It's difficult to imagine how upsetting it was to receive images of this kind."

Rawson, who admitted harassment without violence, was banned from contacting his wife and her family for three years.