A DUNFERMLINE man who spat on a woman’s face then posted revenge porn on Facebook has been sentenced.

Murray David’s motive was “revenge, to cause embarrassment, humiliation and distress” said his own solicitor, arguing it was not a sex crime.

David, 23, of Dewar Street, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that between May 26 and June 2 he engaged in a course of conduct which was abusive of his former partner in that he was shouting, swearing, seized her mobile phone and interrogated the contents.

He also spat on her face, repeatedly sent text messages to her and disclosed intimate images and videos of her on social media without her consent.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said an argument began when David turned up at the woman’s house in the early hours of the morning, under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

When he took her phone, she told him to leave and he then spat on her face.

The victim then was contacted by a friend who told her about a sexually explicit video being posed and she contacted the police.

David’s position was that he was drunk and was “lashing out” at the woman.

Defence solicitor Stephen Morrison said: “The motive was revenge, to cause embarrassment, humiliation and distress, not for sexual gratification.”

He added: “When sober, he’s a very a polite young man and very respectful. His parents are appalled at what has happened.”

Mr Morrison said the background was “the massive abuse of alcohol and cocaine with him blowing all this money on these”.

The court heard that David had a previous domestic offence against another female.

Sheriff James MacDonald decided not put David on the sex offenders register.

He imposed a community payback order with two years’ supervision, a six-month restriction of liberty order and a two-year non-harassment order.