Revenge Pornography

The practice of publishing sexually explicit content without the subjects’ consent, also known as revenge porn, is not new, but the ease with which individuals can now post and share material online means it has quickly made its way to the top of government agendas.

The UK Government criminalised the practice in 2015, creating a new offence under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act. The offence prohibits a person from disclosing a private sexual photograph or film if the disclosure is made without the consent of an individual who appears in the photo or film, and they do so with the intention of causing that individual distress.

As with other sexual crimes, revenge pornography cases often centre on the prosecution’s ability to establish, beyond reasonable doubt, a lack of consent. Equally important is that the prosecution prove that the accused’s purpose behind disclosing the photo or film was to cause distress to the individual depicted.

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Finding the right solicitor is crucial to the success of your case. At Owen White & Catlin Defence, our Criminal Defence Solicitors and Barristers are determined to achieve the best possible outcome. Unlike large “production line” criminal law firms, we offer a bespoke service tailored to your case and personal needs. To us, you are not just a case. We know that you need more than just advice.

We invest time in getting to know our clients in order to deliver excellent results. If you or someone you know has been accused of committing a revenge porn offence, please contact us as soon as possible using our online enquiry form, or call us directly on one of our office numbers – our friendly staff are ready to help.

 

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