Revenge Porn & Sexting

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What is Revenge Porn?

Revenge porn is the name given to the malicious sharing of explicit or personal images or videos, with the intention of causing hurt or embarrassment to the victim. Most sharing of images occurs using mobile devices, although the law applies equally to material distributed in other ways, such as printed copies. 

Criminal Offence

Section 33 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015 makes it a criminal offence to "disclose a private sexual photograph or film if the disclosure is made without the consent of the individual who appears, and with the intention of causing that individual distress".

The CPS may choose to charge an offender who has disributed material with a criminal offence under this law. However, this is not always the case. Police forces have reported being swamped with this type of offence, and it is possible that only the most serious will be prosecuted.

What Can I Do?

If you have been the victim of revenge porn, but the CPS are unwilling to prosecute an offender, what can you do? You may well be able to bring a civil claim for damages on the basis of harrassment, breach of copyright or the misuse of private information. 

Samuels Solicitors can offer conditional (no win no fee) arrangements and other flexible funding options to victims of revenge porn, who wish to bring civil claims against offenders. 

If you need our help, contact us today for a free discussion. 

Latest Revenge Porn & Sexting News
  • In October stiff new sentences will be imposed on perpetrators of Revenge Porn offences in England and Wales.
    04/09/2018
  • A BBC article today provides useful advice about how to tackle this upsetting and sensitive issue.
    24/01/2018
  • A new case opens the way for damages claims to be brought where victims have been pressurised into sending explicit pictures of themselves. Read on to find out more.
    09/12/2015
  • Last weekend the High Court made an incredibly tough order in a "revenge porn" case, giving a potential blackmailer only one hour to comply. Read on to find out more.
    16/10/2015