22 Aug 2012

Jailed for four months for offensive online comments

11:47 am on 22 August 2012

An Australian man who posted offensive personal comments about women on Facebook has been sentenced to four months in jail.

David McRory, who is 22, pleaded guilty to using publishing offensive and objectionable material online after he and a friend created a Facebook page rating the sexual performance of women in central Victoria.

His lawyer told the Bendigo magistrates' court his conduct was reckless rather than intentional, but the prosecution argued that the degrading comments could have a long-lasting effect on the victims.

The court heard McRory had a criminal history involving driving offences and financial deception.

The magistrate took note of his guilty plea but said a message must be sent to the public about this kind of behaviour.