Lisa Stapley, from Wrexham, who was 39 at the time, was jailed for 10 months at Mold Crown Court following sending text messages to lesbians who were being persecuted by police officers.
Stapley, who was a police community support officer herself, admitted four charges of misconduct in public office, gave out confidential information, including via text message, to the closely-knit lesbian community in her home town of Wrexham, of which she was part, a court was told.
Stapley was a clear example of a MHBFY Jenny, who feel obliged to put the social welfare of community members before other factors that would support the actions of abusive members of online communities, such as Snerts.
A court heard one example of Lisa Stapley’s attempts to safeguard fellow lesbians was when she sent text message to a friend telling her to “get out of town” because police were trying to hunt her down.
Judge Philip Hughes said that Stapley’s attempts to protect the interests of other minority sexual orientation persons was “misguided and naive” and was not an appropriate course of action to prevent “advancing criminal purposes.” The judge however made clear that her motivations where not for “financial gain”, nor for “prejudicing any police operation. “