Revenge Porn – the Law to Change

Revenge Porn – the Law to Change

Revenge porn is defined as the distribution of a private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intention of causing them distress. In an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, currently going through Parliament, this will soon be made a specific offence.

The amendment will include sharing of images both online and offline. Online images posted or shared to social networking sites via text messages, internet chat services or email etc will be caught as well as those physically distributed via print.

The offence will cover images or video film showing people engaged in sexual activity, shown in a sexual way or shown with their genitals exposed.

If successfully convicted, offenders could face a maximum of 2 years in prison.

The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling said:

The fact that there are individuals who are cruelly buy adipex online australia distributing intimate pictures of their former partners without their consent is almost beyond belief.

We want those who fall victim to this type of disgusting behaviour to know that we are on their side and will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.

That is why we will change the law and make it absolutely clear to those who act in this way that they could face prison.

Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan said:

Circulating intimate photos of an individual without their consent is never acceptable. People are entitled to expect a reasonable level of respect and privacy.

It is right that those who do circulate these images are held to account, and that we educate young people to the hurt that can be caused by breaking this trust.

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