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Please refresh the and retry. The act - defined as ing or sharing intimate pictures or videos without the subject's consent - has grown rapidly along with social media and the immediacy of phone apps. I t became a criminal offence in England and Wales in April , with a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment.
And in the first year of the offence, more than people were prosecuted. However, many victims do not come forward through fear or embarrassment. It means the real of revenge porn crimes could be much, much higher. Only this week, a year-old man avoided jail, after taking innocent pictures from Facebook s of female friends and and placing them on an x-rated website. Oliver Whiting left sexist and abusive comments next to the images and invited others to do the same. He was handed a suspended six month prison sentence after earlier pleading guilty to 11 charges of making offensive postings.
The women he targeted have now complained that police treated their abuser 'like the victim'. Even celebrities have become targets, with actress Mischa Barton recently speaking out about being a victim. Now, new sentencing guidelines are recommending that offenders who send "revenge porn" images to victims' family members could face up to two years in prison. The most serious offences will be those which the court judges have been calculated to induce "maximum distress", such as sending images to a victim's family who are very religious, or to a younger sibling.
O ffenders will also face tougher punishment if they set up social media s pretending to be the victim or spread a large of pictures to a wide audience. Here, Julie Pinborough, director of the Queen Mary University of London Legal Advice Centre - which offers victims free advice - explains what anyone affected by revenge porn can do.
The first priority for any victim is to have the images or video removed from the public domain — permanently. Therefore, requests must be made to the website s hosting the material. This can be done directly, but is generally more effective if the victim engages a solicitor, who's a specialist in online privacy work. M any sites are not hosted within the UK.
So it is in their interest to cooperate. O ne particular organisation that can help is www. This will prevent the images continuing to be published elsewhere. If an injunction is carefully drafted, it can help prevent any future distribution. If you're going to apply for an injuction, you need to speak to a solicitor.
A good place to start is the Law Society. Y ou might opt for a civil law remedy - where you bring a claim against someone yourself, rather than the police handling it. Again, you'd need a solicitor to do this with you and it will be at your own cost. R evenge porn can be a criminal offence. Although there is not one specific offence which targets this behaviour, it may fall into a of different , including:.
The best way to take action on any of these legal issues is to contact a lawyer who specialises in cyber crime. I n April , it became a criminal offence to share intimate images and videos without consent, online or offline - with a maximum prison sentence of two years. The existing civil law remedies also remain available, and may prove to be effective as a way of quickly removing harmful content from the internet - albeit at a financial cost to the victim.
In early , tougher penalties for stalking and harassment were also introduced. The maximum jail sentence was doubled from five to ten years by the Government following pressure from MPs. For racially-aggravated harassment the maximum sentence was raised from seven to 14 years. U nder new guidelines - the first to give advice to courts under new laws covering the sharing of "private sexual images" - perpetrators who send explicit content to their victim's families could be considered among the most serious of revenge porn offenders and face up to two years in jail.
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