New Zealand Police v Tim Forester [2016] NZDC 16010

Published 09 February 2018

Causing harm by posting digital communication — Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015, s 22. The defendant was sentenced to two months' home detention for the offending, which involved posting a nude image of a former partner on social media. On one occasion the name and address of the complainant was also posted. The offence under the Harmful Digital Communications Act carries a maximum sentence of a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years or a fine not exceeding $50,000. A protection order was also made in the complainant's favour. Judgment Date: 18 August 2016. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements. * * *