A Heathrow Airport worker was jailed for more than six months after livestreaming himself having sex with a girl to his mates - on Valentine's Day. The woman was left suicidal after Nouredden Abushareef shared the moment on WhatsApp while he was having sex with her. The 33-year-old Kuwaiti born British citizen claimed he did not remember sending the videos as he was drunk, but was just "showing off" to his pals who lived abroad.
Jailing him for 28 weeks, District Judge Kwame Inyundo said: "You acknowledge you did it to show off to your friends, who appeared to be jeering and egging you on - something you clearly enjoyed. "The reality of what you in fact did was to cause this young lady very serious distress.
"I have seen no evidence that you have shown any remorse or feelings that you have done something wrong. "In fact the reverse - you appear throughout to think you have done nothing wrong and that to some extent she was complicit or consenting to what was happening.
"It's clear she was not consenting and it was clear to you in the circumstances, not least because you never asked her. "The offences are unpleasant, unkind, distressing, and cowardly and you cannot justify what you have done or think it was appropriate." She had been at his house when they were having sex and noticed the shutter of his phone go off.
When she looked at his phone it had WhatsApp open and he was sending a video to a group of friends. He then did it again when they were having sex weeks later while watching a movie, as she began to hear the background of the film soundtrack coming from his mobile.
The woman did not confront him at the time but then went to Abushareef's workplace at Heathrow Airport to have it out with him days later on February 17 last year. But he callously told her "so what? Life goes on" and claimed to have deleted the videos. He denied trying to distress the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, by sending the explicit videos and photos on January 30 and February 14 last year.
But magistrates rejected his claims and convicted him of two counts of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress. At Ealing Magistrates' Court today he was sentenced to 28 weeks in jail. Vijay Khuttan prosecuting said: "They has consensual sex and she noticed the phone in his hand was activated.
"She saw that the WhatsApp app was open and she believed he had taken a video of himself having sexual intercourse with her and shared it on WhatsApp social media. "Over the next two weeks he increasingly asked for naked pictures and asked for sexual favours or acts and she felt pressurised and uncomfortable. "After watching some movies they engaged in consensual sex.
"He has the mobile phone in his hand while they were having sex and she could hear the sounds playing back on the mobile phone. He was making another video of them having sex and sharing it with friends on social media. "He denied it and said he deleted the video he had taken." Mr Khuttan told the judge the ordeal had left the woman too afraid to leave the house and considering jumping in front of a train.
He added: "She suffered from post traumatic stress disorder stemming from the incident itself. In a victim impact statement read to the court by Mr Khuttan, the woman said: "What he has done has affected me greatly. I have lost weight as I can't eat and have even lost some of my hair from anxiety.
"This crime has caused me to suffer PTSD, depression and anxiety. As a consequence I have suffered from insomnia and extreme exhaustion as I have not been able to sleep. "I was too afraid to leave the house for the first three months for extreme fear I might see him and last summer I had a panic attack whenever I saw someone wearing the same clothes or someone with the same perfume as him.
"I was constantly crying and unable to eat through anxiety. "As a result of his actions I feel as if I can not have any relationships because of his betrayal for fear of what might happen again. "I was unable to work and had to spend all my savings. "On the day I went to the police I went to the train station for four hours and looked at trains passing and considering whether to jump because I no longer wanted to live.
"A homeless woman who I didn't know took me for a drink at McDonald's to help me. It was because of this and because I knew I hadn't done anything wrong that stopped me from doing anything else. "But I wanted to be strong for my parents. I want justice and to get back on with my life." During his trial magistrates heard that in an interview with police just after the incident, he told officers he "couldn't remember sharing videos or photos with his friends".
Asked if she gave permission for him to share the material, the woman said "never". She went to police two days later after exchanging messages with him. At the trial, chair of the bench, Rajesh Shori, asked the defendant if he thought his actions were "fine", as he had stated to a probation officer. Abushareef told magistrates from the dock: "I think she is exaggerating, I told her from the start, I never did anything she didn't want to. I told her she should move on with her life.
"I didn't mean a to cause her any harm, I made a mistake and I regret the distress I cause her. I'm sorry for what happened. "Now I have a criminal record which could affect my job and my life. It's like she wants to take her revenge on me." The court heard Abushareef was now engaged to a Jordanian woman who was awaiting papers to come to Britain after an arranged marriage was set up his family.
As District Judge Inyundo jailed Abushareef for 14 weeks for each offence to run consecutively, he bowed his head in the dock and looked at the floor. Mr Inyundo said: "These images were circulated publicly, there was clearly some planning and on hearing the victim impact statement it is difficult for anyone to say it's not caused serious distress to her.
"It's a stress and trauma for which she has had psychological and physical reactions. "You committed these offences in circumstances where someone put their trust in you and you decided to breach that trust not only by taking intimate images of your time together but to broadcast to other people at the time it was happening."
Debra Williamson defending told the court the court the defendant would lose his job at Heathrow once his employers learnt of his conviction. Abushareef, of Hounslow, west London, who was of previous good character was also ordered to pay £325 court costs, a £115 victim surcharge and was handed a restraining order banning him from contacting the victim indefinitely.
SOURCE : MIRROR