Over 206 individuals punished under England and Wales’ new revenge porn law

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In April 2015 a new law against revenge pornography was introduced. The law was set to punish individuals with a maximum prison sentence of two years, who share the private sexual photos or video of another person without their consent in order to cause distress or embarrassment.

The law was introduced in England and Wales and so far, according to a Crown Prosecution Service report (PDF) over 206 people have been prosecuted under the law. A defendant who used Facebook to send intimate photos of a lady to her family and threatened to post more pictures online — was sentenced to 12 weeks’ in prison, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty.

Although action is being taken to eradicate this unlawful act, the BBC reports that there are several incidents reported which led to no action like police forces showed 1,160 reported incidents of revenge porn between April and December last year, with 61 % of reported crimes leading to no action taken.


England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europeby the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers much of the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic; and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight.

England’s terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north (for example, the mountainous Lake District, Pennines, and Yorkshire Dales) and in the south west (for example, Dartmoorand the Cotswolds). The capital is London, which is the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union.



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