Revenge porn to be criminal offence with threat of two years in jail – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2014 in bills, blackmail, consent, internet, news, obscenity, pornography, privacy, prosecutions by sally

‘Revenge pornography – sharing sexually explicit images of former partners without their consent – is to become a criminal offence punishable by up to two years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2014

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Revenge porn could lead to 14-year sentence, new guidelines clarify – The Guardian

‘The most serious cases of revenge pornography – putting sexually explicit images of former partners online – should be prosecuted under laws which carry a maximum sentence of 14 years, new guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service suggests.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2014

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More than 25,000 people caught viewing child porn online – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in complaints, internet, news, police, pornography by sally

‘Operation Notarise, which started this year, has led to 660 arrests. However, the National Crime Agency says that it will never be able to pursue all of those caught up in the inquiry.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd September 2014

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Two men convicted for possessing extreme ‘WhatsApp porn’ that wasn’t viewed – The Independent

Posted August 5th, 2014 in guilty pleas, news, pornography, telecommunications by sally

‘Two men have been convicted for having “truly disgusting” pornographic images on their mobile phones, sent to them through the WhatsApp messaging service, though one claimed he didn’t watch what he was sent.’

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The Independent, 4th August 2014

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House of Lords inquiry into social media offences – what the report really says – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 29th, 2014 in crime, inquiries, internet, news, parliament, pornography by sally

‘The report is born out of a widely held belief that the law on policing what should be permitted on social media, and determining between the morally unacceptable and the criminal, is woefully inadequate in the current age

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 29th July 2014

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‘Revenge porn’ laws must be clearer, say Lords – The Guardian

‘Clarification is needed on the law around “revenge porn” and when it could lead to a prosecution, a committee of peers has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

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Revenge porn – are we in need of stronger laws? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Calls have been prompted largely by the rise of revenge porn itself, which in turn is attributable to the omnipresence of smartphones that allow photographs to be taken and uploaded to the internet within seconds. No specialist knowledge is required and many “apps” allow pictures to be uploaded at the click of a button. Once an image is on the internet in digital form it can be reproduced time and time again. The call for a specific criminal sanction follows considerable lobbying by campaigners and the issue receiving national attention following the revelation that the prime minister’s nanny was the victim of revenge porn. At present there is no specific criminal offence that adequately addresses the problem. Legal action and publicity in the US have also put pressure on the government to act.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th July 2014

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Plea for no new social-media laws – BBC News

‘No new laws are needed to deal with social media – just a better understanding of the existing ones, a leading barrister has told peers.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2014

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Revenge porn: Government to consider changes to sexual offences laws in bid to stamp out practice – The Independent

‘The Government is to consider a change in the law to stop ‘revenge porn’ where men post explicit pictures of their former wives or girlfriends online.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2014

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Police officer fined for sharing extreme porn on mobile phone while on duty – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2014 in fines, news, police, pornography by tracey

‘James Addison fined £6,000 after admitting he sent pornographic videos and stills to colleagues using WhatsApp.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2014

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – new criminal offences – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Another year, and yet more criminal justice legislation. The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 2013-14 is going through Parliament at the moment, and it will come as no surprise that it includes new criminal offences.’


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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd April 2014

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Porn sites must enforce age checks, says UK industry regulator – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2014 in children, internet, licensing, news, pornography, statistics by sally

‘Pornography websites should require users to prove they are over the age of 18, a UK industry regulator has said.’

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The Independent, 28th March 2014

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12-year-old boy walks free after raping younger sister as judge rules he is ‘not a danger to society’ – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2014 in children, families, news, pornography, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A 12-year-old boy who raped his seven-year-old sister after watching porn online has walked free after a judge ruled he is not a danger to society.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2014

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Whole-life jail term for fantasist who murdered girl for sadistic pleasure – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2013 in murder, news, pornography, sentencing, violent offenders by tracey

‘A fantasist was on Thursday given a whole-life jail term for murdering a policeman’s teenage daughter as a judge said that his “scripted” attack and obsession with violent pornography made him a “potential serial killer”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

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BT default ‘porn filter’ switched on – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2013 in children, drug abuse, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘BT has announced the launch of a new internet filter designed to protect children online.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2013

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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins guilty of child sex offences – BBC News

‘Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a series of “depraved” child sex offences including attempted rape of a baby.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2013

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Judge sentencing rapist, 12, warns against using Internet as a babysitter – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2013 in children, internet, news, pornography, rape, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A judge has warned that the Internet cannot be used as a “babysitter” as he sentenced a 12-year-old for raping his younger sister after watching porn at school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2013

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Teacher Zahid Akram jailed for child photo blackmail – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2013 in blackmail, news, pornography, sentencing, teachers by tracey

“A science teacher who blackmailed girls into sending him sexually explicit photos of themselves has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC news, 14th November 2013

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Man wrongly charged in Crown Prosecution Service’s ‘homophobic witch-hunt’ – The Independent

“A man whose life was ruined when he was charged with child sex offences after looking at legal gay pornography in a hotel room has accused the police and Crown Prosecution Service of a ‘homophobic witch-hunt’ after his case was finally thrown out. The defendant endured a ‘two-year nightmare’ after being arrested in front of his family, charged with 10 offences almost a year later and repeatedly bailed, before every charge was dropped. If convicted he would have faced jail and been forced to sign the sex offenders’ register. His father died while he was awaiting trial.”

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The Independent, 1st November 2013

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Paedophile who received suspended jail term after prosecution branded 13-year-old victim ‘predatory’ to have sentence reviewed – The Independent

“A paedophile who received a suspended jail term after the prosecution branded his 13-year-old victim ‘predatory’ is having his sentence reviewed.”

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The Independent, 8th October 2013

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