Rise in revenge porn cases

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Rise in revenge porn cases

Northamptonshire is one of 14 police forces recording growing incidents of revenge porn.

Victims range from 11-year-olds to pensioners.

But, with the Cambridgshire Constabulary among those who wouldn’t or couldn’t provide data – the true figure is much higher.

A Press Association investigation has found Forces have seen a marked rise in allegations since the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) issued new guidelines in October.

Revenge porn, which involves sharing explicit or sexual images without the subject’s consent, has been brought into sharp focus following a series of high-profile cases including pop stars Rihanna and Tulisa Contostavlos.

Latest details obtained from police forces in England and Wales show the majority of criminal allegations featuring revenge porn involved victims aged under 30, with eight female complainants for every one male, while the overwhelming number of cases involved former partners.

Campaigners have welcomed the statistics as an indicator revenge porn, which became a criminal offence in April, is finally being taken seriously.

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