West Midlands revenge porn cases double

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the number of offences increased to 105 last year, up from 55 in 2015.

So far this year 73 offences have been reported.

Wolverhampton Liberal Democrat campaigner Rob Quarmby said: “I don’t want to see, as I do sometimes, a child’s first conversation about the meaning of consent being in a police interview room.

“I have a daughter and the thought that something like this can happen to her horrifies me?”

Revenge porn is the distribution of a private sexual image of someone without their consent, with the aim of causing distress.

It is a phenomenon that has swept the country, with teenagers and young adults taking and sharing naked photographs on smartphones.

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