A fifteen year old boy and girl were dating and enjoying life when the boy asked his girl friend to pose nude for him and she agreed. A few months later the two split and went their separate ways, but the boy was furious and threatened the girl if she ended their relationship he would send her photo to his friends. She ended the relationship and he then sent nude photos of her to all his friends. The boy was arrested on charges of sexual harassment, but appealed the decision. The Svea Court of Appeals over turned the conviction on grounds there is no punishable prohibition against sending photos of someone without their consent. Sexual harassment is construed to entail “reckless behavior” and a “notable violation” of personal freedom.
A key aspect of the court decision stemmed from the fact the girl willingly gave her consent to pose in the nude. According to the court once she made that decision, the boy had every right to send the photo to whom he desired.
Is there something wrong with this decision?