A girl I was sexting has shared nude photos of me with her friends. Do I have a case for revenge porn?

26th Mar 2018

Ethically, I know I’m in the wrong, but legally, I think I have been the victim of revenge porn. I was ‘sexting’ a girl from work, sending nude pictures back and forth. I have a girlfriend. Therefore I was doing wrong. When the girl I was sexting realised I wasn’t going to finish with my girlfriend for her, she shared screen shots of our conversation (including pictures) to her friend and also my girlfriend, as a form of punishment. She tried blackmailing me first to prevent her from sharing the pictures. Do I have a case?

CATEGORY: Criminal

LOCATION: DORSET

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  • Kent Criminal Law

    Yes, in principle, S.33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 creates an offence of disclosing private sexual photographs or films without the consent of an individual who appears in them and with intent to cause that individual distress. It Is not enough for this offence that a photo (or film) is simply distributed, it is necessary to prove the motive for doing so, or at least part of the motive, was to cause distress. From the information provided this would seem to be the case here.

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  • Vhs Fletchers

    Seems likely - 'revenge porn' is disclosing private sexual images online without your consent?  Potential prison sentence of two years.  Also potential for a more serious charge dependent on her contact with you before she posted them.

    Some extra information is on our website here:

    http://bit.ly/revenge-porn-advice 

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