Greek TV presenter sentenced to 5 years in prison for 'revenge porn' (VIDEO)

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Former Greek TV presenter Stathis Panagiotopoulos 59, was sentenced by the Thessaloniki Criminal Court to 5 years in prison with a three-year suspension for posting videos with personal moments, without the consent of his partner.

Greek media identified him as Stathis Panagiotopoulos, a member of the popular "Radio Arvyla" ("Unconfirmed Rumors") show. Panagiotopoulos was removed from the show in December after a former partner alleged that he had posted online, without her consent, videos of them having sex.

Panagiotopoulos was also fined 10,000 euros and will have to report to the local police station once a month. The court imposed a travel ban on him which presents him leaving the country and obliges him to be monitored by a social worker. Despite the prosecutor's suggestion that the charge should be upgraded to a felony and therefore referred to a higher court, the judges ruled that there was no evidence of "intent to harm" hence the act was classified as a misdemeanor.

According to legal experts, the the sentence imposed is the highest that could be imposed for the specific act. The 59-year-old TV presenter, who was represented by his attorneys, was not present at the trial.

During her testimony,  the 30-year-old complainant allegedly referred to the damage she suffered from the leak of personal moments on the Internet, emphasizing that she had trusted the accused.

It should be noted that Panagiotopoulos has been accused of two similar cases in the past after complaints from his ex-partners.

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