A FORMER soldier from Clackmannan threatened to post intimate photos of his former partner online after they separated.

Jamie Coultas, 31, of Izatt Terrace, appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, December 22.

He admitted that between December 19, last year, and May 28, he engaged in an abusive course of conduct towards his former partner.

The accused repeatedly posted derogatory remarks on social media and emails about her.

On more than one occasion, he repeatedly messaged her via social media and referred to her in a derogatory manner.

The 31-year-old also repeatedly threatened to publicly disclose intimate images of her on social media.

He contacted her place of work and attempted to have her employment terminated and repeatedly contacted her by mobile phone, email and left numerous voicemails and uttered threats towards her.

Depute fiscal Melissa Phillips said the couple had been in a relationship which ended in December last year.

Coultas started putting posts on Facebook and Instagram about his ex-partner "slating her character and making her out to be the bad one," added the depute.

He called her a "b****" online and threatened to post intimate photos of her for her friends and family to see.

He also threatened to contact her workplace so that she would lose her job.

Defence solicitor Michael Lowrie said his client became aware that his ex-partner was "selling images of herself on the Only Fans website".

He went on: "They had previously been planning to get married. He was upset and angry and behaved in this way, which was of course utterly unacceptable.

"There was a lot of mudslinging from both parties and there was an element of vengefulness in his actions."

He added that his client previously served in the army, including in Afghanistan, was now a roofer but was not currently working because of mental health issues.

Sheriff Neil Bowie told Coultas his behaviour had been "quite shocking" and would have caused his ex-partner "a great deal of stress and distress".

He imposed a community payback with 150 hours of unpaid work, 30 months of supervision and participation in the Caledonian Mens' Programme.

Coultas was also put on a non-harassment order for two years.