According to Yahoo News, Zane Alchin pleaded guilty and was charged with using a carrier service to menace, harass, or cause offense after his post was shared online by another man, Chris Hall.
Several of these sexist comments were made to 24-year-old Paloma Brierley Newton, who was the one who finally chose to take his repulsive comments to the police.
After a friend of Alchin's had posted a screenshot of a woman's Tinder profile on Facebook in August a year ago, Alchin had written a number of abusive posts to a Paloma Brierley Newton, who had come to the first woman's defense. He added: "If anything you've proven the only thing good about a woman's mouth is useful for is to get face fucked till she turns blue then have a man hot load straight down it".
"The best thing about a feminist [is] they don't get action so when you rape them it feels 100 times tighter", he wrote. (Melville's bio had included the line "type of girl that will suck you dry and then eat some lunch with you" from Drake's verse on Nicki Minaj's "Only.")
Commenters piled on, writing things like "this is why I worry about having a daughter". He also said he wasn't aware that he is breaking laws by commenting. "I'm not the one out of the [expletive] kitchen". Ms. Brierley Newton, who saved screenshots of the abuse and filed that police report, said officers "initially offered little support".
Alchin told police "he was drunk at the time and the comments do not represent what he is about". "He was internet trolling and was unaware it was a crime", the factsheet said.
"To offend a group of feminists that were harassing me and my friends".
Alchin is due to be sentenced in July 2016. Though opinion is still divided on whether or not online harassment should be a police matter, the severity of the threats issued by Alchin are inarguable, so the punishment he is given will likely serve as a barometer of how other similar crimes shall be punished in the future.
Alchin covered his face with a suit jacket as he left the court while a man accompanying him told reporters and photographers: "This is harassment".