Policia Nacional in Maspalomas have arrested a man alleged to have broken privacy laws by publishing a sex tape on the Internet, of his ex-girlfriend from six years ago.

The investigation began when agents received information, through Interpol, in which Humberside police in the United Kingdom requested collaboration to clarify a complaint filed there. The victim, a woman of British nationality, denounced the suspect after having been reportedly harassed over the last four years by a man she met on her vacation to Ibiza back in 2012.

The recording of them having sex was presumably made without the woman’s consent. When the victim indicated that she did not want to continue with the relationship, the detainee told her of the existence of the recordings reportedly saying that he would not hesitate to publish them if she did not comply with his demands. On this basis she agreed to continue visiting him in Ibiza and Gran Canaria every so often, travelling to both islands from the United Kingdom, although in the end she finally broke off the relationship . She soon discovered the video had been uploaded to several pornographic web sites.

After an investigation, agents managed to identify the man and detained him in  the tourist resort of Maspalomas (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). He faces charges of infringing on the woman’s right to privacy.