Posting Revenge Porn in the UK Can Now Put You Behind Bars

By Gerald Lynch on at

You've always had to have been a nasty piece of work to post revenge porn onto the net and, for those in the UK indulging their sociopathic tendencies whilst also appreciating their freedom, now you'd have to be an idiot, too. The Criminal Justice and Court Act has designated revenge porn as a specific crime, punishable with jail time.

Anyone publicising sexually explicit private images with the "intent to cause distress" can face up to two years in jail, the most severe deterrent such behaviour has ever seen in the UK. The Act also introduces harsher penalties for activities considered trolling, punishable by two year jail sentences, too. [Telegraph]

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