“House of Lords Proposes Prison Sentences for ‘Revenge Porn'” by Aaron Akinyemi

Perpetrators of revenge porn will soon be able to face jail time- as well as having there named added to the sexual offenders registry in the UK. This is an excerpt from a recent article published by The International Business Times. The source of this excerpt is http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/house-lords-proposes-prison-sentences-revenge-porn-1457441

The House of Lords has tabled an amendment to the Criminals Justice and Courts Bill to add prison sentences for revenge porn offenders. Image courtesy of The International Business Times.

The House of Lords has tabled an amendment to the Criminals Justice and Courts Bill to add prison sentences for revenge porn offenders. Image courtesy of The International Business Times.

Peers propose amendment to Criminals Justice and Courts Bill to impose one-year prison sentences for revenge porn offenders.

[…]

Liberal Democrat peers Baroness Olly Grender and Lord Jonathan Marks tabled an amendment to the Criminals Justice and Courts Bill that will introduce one-year prison sentences for people who post explicit images online without the subject’s consent.

Revenge porn could also be added to the Sexual Offences Act, which means perpetrators would be placed on the sex offenders’ register.

[…]

The justice minister was speaking in response to a parliamentary question raised by Maria Miller, the former culture secretary, who said the law needs to be changed in order to ensure that perpetrators of revenge porn are “properly punished”.

“It’s clearly becoming a bigger problem,” Grayling said. “What I’d say to you today is the government is very open to having a serious discussion about this with a view to taking appropriate action in the autumn if we can identify the best way of doing so.”

Miller said she was encouraged by Grayling’s comments, adding: “We have to send out a very strong message that posting exceptionally explicit images online is completely unacceptable. People shouldn’t have to face this degrading treatment.”

This is a significantly shortened excerpt. To read the full article, please visit The International Business Times website http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/house-lords-proposes-prison-sentences-revenge-porn-1457441

Aaron Akinyemi specialises in global news and features for the International Business Times.