“Strangers came to my house wanting sex – I almost threw up when I found out why”
A woman has revealed that hundreds of strangers showed up at her home after her boyfriend secretly filmed her naked and posted the images on porn sites.
Sharon Thompson, 40, had no idea her then-partner Darren Rowe, 49, had been using her name and exchanging X-rated conversations with men for the past year.
Rowe had cameras hidden around their house – even when she was pregnant.
In a gruesome twist, Rowe comforted Sharon after strange men came to the house expecting sex.
Rowe, a builder, was arrested when police traced the IP addresses of ads on the sex website to a house where Darren was doing construction.
In October 2019 Rowe, of Rowley Regis, Birmingham, was convicted of disclosing private sex photographs and films with the intent to cause distress, but was only given a two-year sentence with stay.
Now Sharon is sharing her story for the first time.
The catering assistant said, “I thought I was in a romantic relationship, but I was actually living with a pervert. I still don’t know why he did it.
“The only thing I’m sure is that Darren is a deviant sexual predator who should be behind bars.”
Sharon’s brother met Rowe in high school and the two became friends.
But it wasn’t until August 2015 that Sharon met Rowe after texting him on Facebook and asked him to come out.
The mother of three said, “I was a single mother with two children and ready to meet someone again. After our first date, we were inseparable.”
In December 2015, Sharon introduced Rowe to his children and a month later he moved into his house.
Sharon says, “The next year I got pregnant and we found out we were going to have a baby girl. We were really happy.”
Two years later, in March 2017, when Sharon was eight months pregnant, a stranger knocked on her door but quickly left as soon as he saw her baby working.
A month later, Sharon gave birth to the couple’s daughter.
Three weeks later, more than a dozen men showed up at Sharon’s house.
She says: “This time I was terrified. Within 10 hours, 12 men knocked on the door.
“They all ran away when they saw me holding the baby. When the 13th man knocked, I begged him to explain why he was there.
“The man said he came to sleep with me because I gave him my name and address on a sex website.
“My body froze, I had no idea what he was talking about. I quickly called the police and they told me to lock my doors and check for me.
“I was hysterical but Darren did his best to comfort me.”
Over the next six months, Sharon received hundreds of messages from strangers on Facebook every day.
She says, “They wrote ‘Hey Sharon! We spoke on FabSwingers’ and ‘Hi sexy, let me see more dirty nude pics.’
“I cried with my eyes every day. I was desperate to know who was behind it all.
“Hundreds of men also continued to come to our house. Soon I was afraid for the safety of the children.”
In November 2017, police officers released shocking news.
Sharon said: “An officer looked at Darren and said ‘It was you all the time.’ I looked at Darren and he didn’t say anything. My heart sank and I collapsed on the floor, crying hysterically. . I wanted to throw up. “
Rowe was arrested and after the police left, Sharon frantically searched Rowe’s van where she discovered six cell phones hidden under her car seat.
Sharon turned them over to the police who then found nude photos and videos of Sharon inside that dated back a whole year.
Sharon says: “Some were of me drying my hair after a shower, others were of me naked in our bedroom after I put my daughter to sleep.
“Darren had uploaded the footage to tons of sex and swingers websites.
“He also had dirty conversations with men using my name and photo on Snapchat and WhatsApp.
“Then he sent them to us. I couldn’t believe my child’s father had done this to me. “
Responding to Rowe’s conviction at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Sharon said: “I was horrified when I found out he was not going to jail.
“It makes me angry when people call my case ‘revenge porn’ because there was no revenge.
“I was in a loving and committed relationship when this happened. I didn’t know I was recorded either.
“My poor daughter is going to have to learn what her father did someday.”