Man jailed for falsely accusing his estranged wife of revenge porn after posting images online himself – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2016 in internet, news, perverting the course of justice, pornography, sentencing by sally

‘A husband posted naked photos of himself online and then falsely accused his estranged wife of revenge porn, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2016

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Disgraced GP avoids prison over video of man having sex with snake – Daily Telegraph

‘A disgraced doctor has avoided prison after being convicted for a second time of having a stash of “extreme” pornography, including a video of a man having sex with a snake.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2016

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Revenge porn prosecutions number ‘more than 200’ just 18 months after law change – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2016 in harassment, news, pornography, prosecutions, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘More than 200 prosecutions have been brought since new laws to tackle revenge porn were rolled out across the UK, an official report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2016

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Judge sacked for viewing porn at work accepts SRA rebuke as others also strike deals with regulator – Legal Futures

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, judges, news, pornography by sally

‘All four of the judges named by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office last year after being found to have watched pornography on judicial IT equipment have now been rebuked after the final one accepted his sanction.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd September 2016

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Mother who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife online in revenge porn attack is given restraining order – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2016 in community service, harassment, internet, news, pornography, restraint orders by sally

‘A mother-of-two who repeatedly posted naked pictures of her ex-wife on social media to “scorn her for finding a new partner” has been given a restraining order.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2016

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Porn sites will need age verification from 2017, Government announces – The Independent

Posted July 7th, 2016 in bills, internet, news, pornography, privacy by sally

‘The Government has unveiled plans for age verification on porn websites in its new Digital Economy Bill, set to come into force in 2017.’

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The Independent, 7th July 2016

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Revenge porn: Widening the net? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 5th, 2016 in amendments, harassment, internet, legislation, news, pornography, Scotland, victims by sally

‘Little over a year has passed since the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA 2015) came into force, making it a criminal offence to disclose private sexual material with the intent of causing fear and distress; legislating for the increase in so called ‘revenge porn’. A slow uptake in successful convictions for this offence has prompted the tabling of further amendments which would serve to widen the ambit of revenge porn criminality, to lower the bar for prosecutions and to encourage reporting of these crimes by granting anonymity to victims.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th July 2016

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‘Revenge porn’ threats could be made a crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘The threat of circulating “revenge porn” would be criminalised and the evidence threshold lowered to bring England and Wales in line with Scottish law, under changes to be proposed by a former Lib Dem cabinet minister.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2016

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Sexting offences increasing in schools, say senior police officers – The Guardian

‘Senior police officers are seeing an escalation in sexting offences in schools, according to a report submitted to MPs.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2016

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Feminist pornographer wins right to reinstate sadomasochism website – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2016 in appeals, freedom of expression, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘A feminist pornographer has hailed a victory for freedom of expression after she won her appeal against an order that had forced her to take down a sadomasochism fetish website.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2016

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Judges who viewed porn at work rebuked by SRA – Legal Futures

‘One of three judges removed from the bench last year for viewing pornography from a work computer, along with another who resigned before he was removed, have accepted rebukes from the Solicitors Regulation Authority for their conduct.’

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Legal Futures, 25th May 2016

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Age checks for porn sites in Queen’s Speech – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2016 in bills, internet, news, parliament, pornography, speeches, transport by sally

‘The UK government will require pornographic sites to verify users are over 18 as part of a raft of measures announced in the Queen’s Speech.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016

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Revenge porn man’s caution ‘correct’, Sussex Police say – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2016 in cautions, internet, news, police, pornography by sally

‘The decision to caution a man who posted revenge porn images online was correct, a police force has said.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2016

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Police review revenge porn case against man let off with caution – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2016 in cautions, children, harassment, internet, news, police, pornography, telecommunications by tracey

‘Detectives are considering whether to reinterview a man accused of revenge pornography after criticism over their failure to charge him.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2016

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How revenge porn sites rely on legal loopholes and anonymity – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2016 in harassment, internet, news, pornography, privacy by sally

‘One of the most difficult things about tackling revenge porn is the sheer number of channels by which it is distributed.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2016

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‘They didn’t know they were victims’: revenge porn helpline sees alarming rise – The Guardian

‘Victims and their loved ones report sense of powerlessness in face of flawed laws and mixed police responses.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2016

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Revenge pornography victims as young as 11, investigation finds – BBC News

‘Children as young as 11 are among more than 1,000 alleged victims of revenge porn who reported offences in the first year of the new law coming into effect, it has been revealed.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2016

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Married couple found guilty of sexually assaulting 13-month-old baby they were babysitting – The Independent

‘A married couple have been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 13-month old baby.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2016

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New guidelines published on the prosecution of those who abuse victims online – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is updating its guidelines on social media to incorporate new and emerging crimes that are being committed online and to provide clear advice to help the prosecution of cyber-enabled crime.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 3rd March 2016

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Government launches porn site age checks consultation – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2016 in children, consultations, fines, internet, news, pornography by michael

‘A public consultation over plans to implement age checks on pornography websites has been launched by the UK government.’

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BBC News, 16 February 2016

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