GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN ON IMAGE-BASED ABUSE
New amendments to the Online Safety Bill will protect victims of so called “revenge porn” by changing current laws which require the prosecution to prove that perpetrators shared sexual images or films in order to cause distress. MoJ press release
APCC Joint Victims’ Leads Caroline Henry and Sophie Linden said:
“We welcome these amendments to the Online Safety Bill.
“The creation and distribution of private images of someone without their consent is wholly despicable and has been used by perpetrators to control and humiliate victims for far too long. These new amendments to the Online Safety Bill will provide the police with more of the tools they need to help bring perpetrators of these appalling acts to justice.
“This is a real step forward in raising public awareness that image-based abuse is unacceptable and will not go unpunished.”