An Alyth man threatened to send intimate photographs of a woman to members of her family.
Keith Rennie told the victim to warn her family after threatening to make the snaps publicly available last year.
At Perth Sheriff Court yesterday the 27-year-old was fined £800.
Depute fiscal Craig Sweeney told the court: “The complainer and the accused were in contact on October 7 2018 and there was an exchange of text messages.
“The focus of the text messages was originally to do with the return of a phone charger but it turned to whether the complainer was seeing another man.
“A text message was sent containing a photo of the complainer sleeping and the accused said ‘one of, like, 15 pics that will be going up on Facebook and through your gran and grandad’s door, thanks for showing me where they live’.
“He then sent a photograph to the complainer of her in a state of undress.
“He told the complainer that she might want to warn her family.
“The complainer reported this to the police.”
He added Rennie had admitted to officers that he had sent the messages but claimed he had no intention of distributing the photos.
Solicitor Nikki Brown, defending, said the images had been taken as the pair had previously been getting ready to go on a night out.
Rennie, of Springbank Road in Alyth, admitted intending to place the woman in a state of alarm by threatening to publish intimate photographs of her on October 9 last year.