City worker posted pictures of young intern on porn sites after she turned him down

Jail time 'almost inevitable' after Davide Buccheri convicted for 'perverted' campaign against university student

City worker Davide Buccheri posted pictures of young intern on porn sites after she turned him down

A City work who posted pictures of an intern to porn websites in a “calculated and malicious” campaign of harassment is expected to be jailed.

Davide Buccheri, 25, launched his “perverted” attack on the young woman’s reputation after she rejected his romantic advances while working at M&G investment firm.

He took photos of the victim, who was a university student at the time, from social media and uploaded them alongside pornographic images and then reported the page to the company’s human resources department in a bid to stop her getting a permanent role.

Buccheri, of Bologna, Italy, was convicted at Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday of harassment between September 2016 and May 2017 and taken into custody for sentencing on Tuesday.

Police said this should serve as a warning to individuals seeking to commit crimes online that they would not go unpunished.

District Judge Richard Blake described Buccheri as “manipulative” and “obsessed”, and said he had “set about to destroy his victim” and it was “almost inevitable” that he would face a custodial sentence.

“You conducted a quite wicked, calculated campaign against this young woman,” he said. “It is shameful that I have not heard in evidence one expression of regret from you about what this young woman suffered.

“She is going to have to live the rest of her professional life with the potential for the snigger by the water cooler or in the lift as she goes by.

“She doesn’t deserve that, this young woman did absolutely nothing to bring about your disgraceful behaviour.

“You conducted a perverted campaign against her.”

Buccheri admitted he was “romantically interested” in the victim but denied uploading the photos of her and said he was only looking at the images because he was concerned about the reputation of the company.

Aimee Emby from the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Not only did Buccheri’s actions cause this victim considerable distress and anxiety, his denial of guilt forced her to relive her ordeal.

“I hope this conviction provides the victim with some measure of comfort and gives other victims of harassment the confidence to come forward.”

Detective Inspector Gary Robinson, City of London Police cybercrime unit, said: “Many perpetrators believe they will not get caught when committing crimes from the safety of their own home online,” he added. “Today we have shown that it not the case.”

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