Attorney Calls For Legislation To Address Revenge Porn, Cyberbullying

Attorney-at-Law and Child Rights Specialist Ricardo Sandcroft is calling for legislation to address issues such as revenge porn and cyberbullying affecting Jamaican teens. Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison on Tuesday said there was a direct correlation between increasing cases of revenge porn among high-school students and the lack of legislation to tackle cyberbullying locally. Speaking Wednesday on Power 106’s Morning Agenda, Mr. Sandcroft said the 11-page Child Pornography Act is not adequate and is ineffective to tackle the issue of revenge porn.  “But when you look at other legislations coming from around the world, they are more effective in the sense that they cover even crimes that tie into whether the child has been solicited, trafficking and all of these things; and even though we have a trafficking legislation, that in itself is still inadequate and ineffective,” he argued.  Source link

Attorney: Accuser in Kettle extortion case was not vetted properly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The attorney of former state Sen. Nicholas Kettle believes the case against his client was mishandled because the man who accused him of extorting sex and blackmail is related to a state trooper. The extortion charges against Kettle was dropped this week after the new evidence was filed in the case, including Facebook messages between him and his accuser spanning three years that showed a friendship, according to DiMaio. “The tone [of the messages] is completely opposite of what he was testifying to,” DiMaio added. Kettle was charged with two counts of extortion and blackmail after he was accused of extorting sex from a male page at the Rhode Island State House. DiMaio said then-Attorney General Peter Kilmartin didn’t properly examine the case, which changed in January after the current attorney general, Peter Neronha, took over and gave the case a fresh look. According to DiMaio,…