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Suspended Prison Sentence, 800K Fine for Defamation of Character

By Larissa Kyzer

The Reykjavík District Court handed down a four-month suspended prison sentence for lewd conduct and significant defamation of character to a local man on Thursday, RÚV reports. The man has also been sentenced to pay his former fiancé ISK 800,000 [$5,792; €4,931] in damages.

Per the court ruling, in December 2018, the man sent his ex’s then-boyfriend messages saying that she was dishonest and repeatedly calling her names. He then sent a sexual video of the woman to her boyfriend and three other people. The District Court found that in so doing, the man had shamed, insulted, and degraded the woman.

The man openly admitted his offenses to the court and did not contest the charges made against him.

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