CPS sets out the law on street-based sexual harassment – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Street harassment such as cyber-flashing, up-skirting or the exposure of genitals in a public place are crimes which can and will be prosecuted the CPS has stressed, as new legal guidance is published today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th August 2022

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Police officer who filmed woman getting changed in Primark avoids prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A Metropolitan Police officer caught spying on a woman in the changing room of a Primark store has avoided jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2022

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Reforms to protect victims of intimate image abuse, criminalising “downblousing” and sharing pornographic deepfakes without consent – Law Commission

Posted July 11th, 2022 in consent, criminal justice, Law Commission, news, pornography, victims, voyeurism by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has today proposed new recommendations to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.’

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Law Commission, 7th July 2022

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Paul Grayson: Voyeur Sheffield nurse who filmed up patients’ gowns jailed – BBC News

‘A nurse “fixated by sex” who filmed up the gowns of unconscious hospital patients has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2022

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Man jailed for 13 years for raping woman he met in Kingston nightclub – The Independent

‘A man has been jailed for 13 years after he filmed himself raping a woman he met at a nightclub.’

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The Independent, 7th April 2022

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New law banning cyberflashing to be included in online safety bill – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2022 in bills, criminal justice, internet, news, sexual offences, voyeurism by tracey

‘Cyberflashing is to become a criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years in jail under government plans to strengthen the upcoming online safety bill.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2022

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Domestic abuse victims in England and Wales to be given more time to report assaults – Ministry of Justice

‘Under the changes, victims of domestic abuse will be allowed more time to report incidents of common assault or battery against them. Currently, prosecutions must commence within six months of the offence.’

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Ministry of Justice, 4th January 2022

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Breastfeeding voyeurs targeted by new proposed offence in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Voyeurs who record images of breastfeeding women without permission and domestic abusers who escape jail because of time limits on prosecutions are being targeted by proposals put before parliament on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2022

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Upskirting prosecutions more than double in second year since act became criminal offence – The Independent

‘Upskirting prosecutions have more than doubled in the second year since it was criminalised, with at least a third of offenders also committing other sexual crimes.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2021

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Babysitter Robin James Elms jailed for sexually abusing children – BBC News

‘A man who babysat in private homes has been jailed for sexually abusing children aged between two and 14.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2021

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Man jailed 24 hours after upskirting woman in London underground station – The Independent

‘A man caught filming up a stranger’s skirt during a visit to the UK was jailed less than 24 hours after committing the offence.’

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The Independent, 10th August 2021

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Met Police sergeant spared jail after filming woman in shower – The Independent

‘A police sergeant from London’s Metropolitan Police, who used his iPhone to spy on a woman whilst she was showering, has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2021

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Peterborough voyeur masseur secretly filmed 900 women – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2021 in imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings, voyeurism by tracey

‘A masseur who secretly filmed more than 900 women as they got undressed has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2021

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Voyeurist hacked into webcams and used hidden devices to watch families at Butlin’s – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 15th, 2020 in computer crime, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, video recordings, voyeurism by tracey

‘A voyeurist hacked into webcams to record people in their homes and used hidden devices to watch families at Butlin’s, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th October 2020

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Ex-BBC presenter jailed for child sex offences – BBC News

‘A former BBC presenter and church minister has been sentenced to 10 years and four months in prison for sexually abusing children and adults.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2020

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Voyeur sentenced after woman’s five-year campaign – BBC News

‘A man has been sentenced for filming a naked woman in a hotel room while she was unconscious, following her five-year campaign for justice.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2020

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Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 – One Year On – Mark Cotter QC, 5SAH & Nick Dent, Kingsley Napley – 5SAH

Posted April 20th, 2020 in chambers articles, consent, news, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘It is one year since the Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 came into force, which introduced a specific criminal offence to criminalise conduct known as “upskirting.”’

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5SAH, 19th April 2020

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Four men jailed in first year since upskirting law was introduced – The Guardian

‘Four men have been jailed in the year since the upskirting law was introduced in England and Wales, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2020

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Upskirting Surrey pensioner put on sex offenders’ register – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2020 in news, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘A pensioner has been put on the sex offenders’ register after taking photos up a woman’s dress while on a train.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2020

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Senior doctor struck off after spying on 15-year-old girl in shower – The Independent

‘One of the NHS’ most senior doctors has been struck off after spying on a 15-year-old girl as she showered.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2020

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