“Revenge Porn is Increasing in the UK, say charities” by Greg Dawson

In this article from the BBC, Greg Dawson reveals the rise in reports of revenge porn victims.  This is an excerpt from a recent article posted on BBC News.  The source of this article is http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/26851276

Image courtesy of BBC News.

Image courtesy of BBC News.

“It involves people uploading sexually explicit content of ex-partners without their permission.

In some cases personal details of victims are also posted online.

The National Stalking Helpline, Women’s Aid and the UK Safer Internet Centre all say the problem has become more common.

It’s led to calls from some campaigners for the UK to follow the example of a number of states in America, where specific laws aimed at stopping revenge porn have been introduced.

‘Stupid mistake’

Anisha Vora’s ex-boyfriend was jailed for six months in New Jersey earlier this year after he posted sexually explicit photos of her on several websites.

‘I went from three sites to over 200. My ex was putting my address out, my phone number,’ said the 24-year-old.

‘I stopped going to school for a year and a half. I was afraid to leave my house.

‘I had known him for more than 10 years, it wasn’t a nasty break-up we just went our own separate ways. I never thought he would post the photos.’

Anisha admits she made a “stupid mistake” by sending them to him but says she trusted him.

‘Once he put the pictures up he crossed the line. You’re ruining someone’s life.'”

This is a significantly shortened excerpt.  To read the full article, please visit BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/26851276