Army cadet trainer tricked boys into performing sex acts by posing as 15-year-old girl ‘bait’ – The Independent

‘An Army cadet trainer has been jailed after posing as 15-year-old girl to “bait” teenage boys into performing sex acts online.’

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The Independent, 7th October 2019

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Police call for crackdown on ‘rape porn’ after man copied videos in London sex attack – The Independent

‘Police have called for a crackdown on “rape porn” after a man appeared to imitate videos he had watched in a sex attack in London.’

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The Independent, 8th September 2019

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PC who bought porn while child lay dead in house is jailed – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2019 in fraud, guilty pleas, internet, news, police, pornography, sentencing by tracey

‘A police officer who bought pornography at the family home of a dead child has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2019

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Teenager who watched pornography before brutal rape and murder of 14-year-old girl can be named, judges rule – Daily Telegraph

‘A teenager who watched pornography before brutally raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl can be identified for the first time, judges have ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2019

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Armed forces: Sexual offence claims ‘not properly recorded’ – BBC News

‘At least 60 sexual offence allegations investigated by military service police in two years were not reported in official figures, the BBC has found. Figures for 2017 and 2018 did not include alleged offences such as sexual communications with children and stalking involving fear of violence.’

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BBC news, 16th July 2019

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Hope Barden: Sex role-play death prompts law change plea – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2019 in inquests, internet, news, pornography, sexual offences, unlawful killing by sally

‘The sister of an adult online performer who died during a sexual role play game gone wrong has called for strict new webcamming pornography laws.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2019

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Revenge porn victims being failed by outdated laws and policing – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2019 in news, pornography, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims, voyeurism by sally

‘Victims of image-based sexual abuse – such as upskirting, revenge porn and fake porn – are having their lives shattered amid outdated and ineffective laws and police inaction, a report reveals.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2019

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Woman asphyxiated in online sex game was unlawfully killed, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 28th, 2019 in inquests, internet, news, pornography, sexual offences, unlawful killing by sally

‘A woman who died as she earned money during an online sex role-play game was unlawfully killed, an inquest has ruled. Hope Barden, 21, worked as a carer for people with learning disabilities but received extra income through webcam pornography.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2019

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Revenge porn and ‘cyber-flashing’ laws go under review – The Guardian

‘Victims of revenge porn may be given automatic anonymity in court under a government-initiated review of online harassment that could recommend criminalising “cyber-flashing” and “deepfake” images.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2019

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Online pornography checks for under-18s ‘face new delay’ – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2019 in children, delay, EC law, internet, news, notification, pornography, privacy, young persons by tracey

‘An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites is expected to be delayed for a second time. The changes – which mean UK internet users may have to prove their age – were due to start on 15 July after already being delayed from April 2018. While the government has not officially confirmed the postponement, it is expected to announce on Thursday that the date will be pushed back again. The reason for the delay is not clear.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2019

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Computer hacker who blackmailed porn users jailed after UK’s ‘most serious’ cyber crime investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2019 in advertising, blackmail, computer crime, internet, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

‘A student who made hundreds of thousands of pounds blackmailing the users of porn sites around the world as part of the UK’s most serious cyber crime case, has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2019

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Social media firms to be penalised for not removing child abuse – The Guardian

‘New laws proposed to tackle social media companies streaming child abuse, extremism, terrorist attacks and cyberbullying have been welcomed by senior police and children’s charities.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2019

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Capacity to tweet? – Doughty Street Chambers

‘In two judgments (Re A and Re B) Cobb J has confirmed that capacity to make decisions about internet and social media use do not form a “subset” of of a person’s ability to make decisions about care or contact. Capacity to use the internet and social media are “inextricably linked; the internet is the communication platform on which social media operates. For present purposes, it does not make sense in my judgment to treat them as different things. It would, in my judgment, be impractical and unnecessary to assess capacity separately in relation to using the internet for social communications as to using it for entertainment, education, relaxation, and/or for gathering information.”‘

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Doughty Street Chambers, 26th February 2019

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Revenge porn threats should be made illegal, review suggests, after Alice Ruggles murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2019 in armed forces, domestic violence, murder, news, police, pornography, stalking by sally

‘Revenge porn threats should be made illegal after the murder of Alice Ruggles, a domestic homicide review has recommended.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2019

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Mother in FGM case ‘betrayed’ three-year-old daughter by mutilating her, as she is sentenced to 13 years – Daily Telegraph

‘The first person to be convicted of FMG in Britain “betrayed” her three-year-old daughter by mutilating her, a judge said, as she jailed her for 13 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2019

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Pornography of adult consensual sex no longer taboo, says CPS – The Guardian

‘Pornography produced by consenting adults engaging in legal acts will no longer be prosecuted under Britain’s historic obscenity laws, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2019

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Criminal law not keeping pace with digital world – report – The Guardian

‘Online communications law is incoherent and fails to protect victims of abuse from harassment such as “deepfake” pornography, according to a report by the Law Commission.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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Animated child-porn loophole must be closed, says Baroness Howe – Daily Telegraph

‘Adults will be able to view computer-generated child abuse images online because of a loophole in new laws barring under-18s from porn sites, the Government has been warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2018

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New guidelines for ‘revenge porn’ crimes – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2018 in crime, harassment, news, pornography, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘People found guilty of repeatedly uploading “revenge porn” will face the toughest punishments when new sentencing guidelines come into force.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2018

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Call for upskirting bill to include ‘deepfake’ pornography ban – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, harassment, news, photography, pornography, voyeurism by tracey

‘Producing fake pornographic images based on pictures of real people should be made a criminal offence in an amended bill to tackle upskirting, an academic expert has argued.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2018

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