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We are specialist revenge porn solicitors.  Our team can help if you are charged with, or investigated for, an allegation of revenge porn.  This post is aimed at giving you an overview of what revenge porn is.

 

For specific advice and bespoke representation for an ongoing legal case, call our revenge porn solicitors now on 01623 600645.

 

What Is Revenge Porn?

Revenge porn is the sharing of private, sexual images or videos of another person without their consent and with the intention of causing that person embarrassment of distress.

The offence applies online and offline and includes materials shared electronically or in more old-fashioned ways such as physically showing someone a photograph of video.

 

Is Revenge Porn New?

The act of sending sexual images has not only just been criminalised.  It has long been prosecuted under the Communications Act 2003 or the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and, if repeated, the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

In April 2015, however, a new law specifically focused on tackling revenge porn was introduced.  This law has seen over 200 prosecuted in the last year.

 

What Does “Sexual” Mean?

The requirement that the images or videos in question be of a sexual nature can, of course, include anything showing a person’s genitals.  It can also, however, include sexual acts or a person posing in a sexually provocative way.

 

Can women be charged with revenge porn?

Yes.  As the offence requires the sharing of private, sexual images, the person who will be charged is the person who has shared the images.  This can be a male or female.  The majority of revenge porn cases involve images or videos of a woman shared by a man, but women have been prosecuted for this offence.

 

What is the penalty for Revenge Porn?

Revenge porn cases are triable either way, meaning they can be heard in the magistrates or Crown Court.  Various factors will help the Court decide what is the appropriate way to hear the case.

The penalty for Revenge Porn cases is a maximum of two years’ custody.

 

What should I do if I am charged with revenge porn?

If you are charged with revenge porn, you should contact our specialist revenge porn solicitors at the earliest opportunity.  Our revenge porn solicitors are fully experienced in this area of law and can help you craft the best way forward.

 

Call our revenge porn solicitors now on 01623 600645.

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