20-year-old university student Jarrad Pavric has become one of the first people to be charged under new ‘revenge porn’ laws in New South Wales, with police alleging that he attempted to use images to procure sex with a teenage girl.

Pavric appeared in Woolongong Local Court earlier this week, facing charges in relation to threatening to distribute intimate content without consent, intentionally distributing images without consent and procuring a child for unlawful sexual activity.

Police allege that he obtained intimate images of a 14-year-old girl after the pair met on Snapchat.

Per reports in Fairfax, the teen sent him the images, saying “do you realise I’m only 14 and this is illegal?” He allegedly replied “it’s not illegal if no one knows” and then added “I want to fuck you.”

It is further alleged that, when the teen turned him down and asked him to delete the pictures from his phone, he refused, and instead told her to come to his house and perform a sex act on him.

Police say that, when she again said no, Pavric told her “ok, I will just send the pictures out” before blocking her from his contacts, later sending several of the photos to one of her relatives.

Pavric was reportedly confronted by members of the girl’s family and denied knowledge of the interaction, before police were informed.

A search was conducted on his home, with computers, mobile phones and other electronic equipment seized as evidence, and charges were formally laid on Wednesday.

Police opposed bail, alleging “a pattern of sexually deviant behaviour” and expressing concern for the victim and her family, but conditional bail was granted.

Pavric, who will face court again in November, is forbidden from contacting the alleged victim or using the internet, and will have one mobile phone, which can be inspected by police up to five times a week.

Under the state’s new ‘revenge porn’ laws, offenders who share or threaten to share explicit images without consent can face fines of up to $11,000 and three years’ jail.

Source: Fairfax
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