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Man Jailed for 20-Months for Revenge Porn Attack on Qatar Airways Flight Attendant

Man Jailed for 20-Months for Revenge Porn Attack on Qatar Airways Flight Attendant

An Australian court has sentenced a man to 20-months imprisonment for a “vicious and humiliating” revenge porn attack on a Qatar Airways flight attendant who he started a relationship with while cheating on his wife. Amandeep Singh of Perth, Western Australia was sentenced at Perth District Court on Friday after being found guilty of waging a campaign of harassment against the victim and sending sexually explicit photos of the flight attendant to her own father and brother.

Along with sending videos of the pair having sex to her deeply conservative family, Singh also posted the videos to a porn website. He even filed a false complaint with Qatar Airways, claiming the flight attendant was a prostitute and arranged for other crew to have sex with passengers.

The 36-year-old father of two met the flight attendant on a Qatar Airways flight between Doha and Perth that she was working on in 2016. Singh lied to the victim, telling her he was single and a relationship soon blossomed. Over the next 18-months, the pair continued their relationship and would see each other whenever the victim travelled to Perth in her job as a flight attendant.

But when Singh’s wife found out he was cheating on her, she contacted the flight attendant via Instagram. Singh promised his wife he would end the affair but told the flight attendant he would leave his wife while maintaining both relationships.

Not long after, Singh’s wife caught him on a video call with the flight attendant. She again contacted the victim who lived in Doha but was originally from India and the two discussed what had been happening.

Upset with the fact the truth had come out, Singh then threatened to “ruin” the victim’s life as he started a campaign of harassment. In one day, he attempted to contact her 181 times, before sending a sexually explicit video of them both having sex to her own brother.

Two weeks later, Singh sent a second graphic video to her father and also posted it to PornHub along with identifying information.

Singh then contacted Qatar Airways, making up false allegations that the victim was “prostituting” herself and selling colleagues to have sex with passengers.

Soon after Singh had posted the videos online last December, the flight attendant got in contact with the Australian Federal Police and made a formal complaint. Officers carried out a raid at the man’s home just before Christmas and arrested him on suspicion of a ‘revenge porn’ offence.

Acting Commander Underhill of the AFP said revenge porn was growing in prevalence, saying such crimes can have a “devastating” impact on the victims. But Underhill encouraged victims to come forward, saying Australia’s eSafety service had helped 2,100 victims have their intimate images removed from the internet since 2017.

As well as being jailed, Singh has lost his job as a security guard with Serco and is being divorced by his wife.

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