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Just 12 revenge porn convictions in Birmingham and Black Country - despite hundreds of potential victims

Just 12 revenge porn convictions in Birmingham and Black Country – despite hundreds of potential victims

  Just 12 people were convicted of sharing revenge porn in the West Midlands last year. It became a criminal offense to disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress in April 2015, but numbers of prosecutions and convictions resulting from the new law are still low. […]

Revenge porn used to shame victims, extort money

Revenge porn used to shame victims, extort money

  Bill Moak, Consumer Watch Published 7:00 a.m. CT June 30, 2018 CLOSE   Facebook is testing out a new program to combat revenge porn, but there’s a catch. USA TODAY REVENGE PORN(Photo: WUSA) Last year, a court in Washington state awarded $8.9 million to a woman whose former online […]

Revenge porn: North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner appeals for victims' stories to secure change in law

Revenge porn: North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner appeals for victims’ stories to secure change in law

  Victims of revenge porn are being asked to share their stories with North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, as part of a campaign to close a ‘legal loophole’ in order to help protect their identities. Julia Mulligan has today launched an anonymous survey to gather evidence and bolster her […]

One of first known victims of revenge porn reveals how stalking and abuse forced her to change her identity

One of first known victims of revenge porn reveals how stalking and abuse forced her to change her identity

  One of the first known victims of revenge porn, Lena Chen, has had most of her adult life overshadowed by abuse both online and in person. Intimate photographs posted on the internet by her ex-partner sparked five years of harassment, eventually forcing her to leave the country and change her name. Now the artist […]

wkyc.com | Investigator | Ohio lawmakers try to protect victims of revenge porn

Ohio lawmakers try to protect victims of revenge porn

  Ohio lawmakers are working on legislation that would protect victims of so-called revenge porn; the unauthorized posting of intimate photos on the internet. Victims say the objective is to humiliate victims and in some cases, to profit from the posting of photos that were taken in private. Katelyn Bowden […]