Please refresh the page and retry. And in the first year of the offence, more than people were prosecuted. However, many victims do not come forward through fear or embarrassment. It means the real number of revenge porn crimes could be much, much higher. He was handed a suspended six month prison sentence after earlier pleading guilty to 11 charges of making offensive postings. Even celebrities have become targets, with actress Mischa Barton recently speaking out about being a victim. The most serious offences will be those which the court judges have been calculated to induce "maximum distress", such as sending images to a victim's family who are very religious, or to a younger sibling.
These are external links and will open in a new window. A man who encouraged young girls to send him naked pictures has been described by a judge as "every parent's nightmare". Josh Boynton-Eckles, 24, from Hull, used social media apps to target more than 80 girls all over the world and sent them naked pictures of himself. Police, who described him as "predatory sex offender", found 85 indecent images of girls on his mobile phone. Hull Crown Court was told the offences took place in July and August when Boynton-Eckles made contact with a number of teenage girls and engaged them in inappropriate sexual chats. Read more stories form across Hull and East Yorkshire.
By Ted Thornhill. Photographs of naked high school students appeared on a pornographic website, possibly posted by ex-boyfriends out for revenge, police said. The images - numbering at least six - were of girls who attend the Norwin High School in Pennsylvania. North Huntingdon Township Police Department has launched an investigation into who posted the pictures online. Police said the photos came from the girls' Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. The authorities were called in after a teacher at the school pictured heard rumours about the pictures. Police said that the girls were in various states of undress, with some pictures being extremely graphic in nature. Detective Sgt. Some of them, you can post anonymous, some of them I believe - I have been told through our investigation - there's actually a place on there [for] 'ex-boyfriends'.
The head of a primary school who received naked images of a girl, 16, has been struck from the teaching record. Rhian Eleri Desouza, 44, was dismissed from school Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Gellionnen, in Swansea, after admitting making indecent images of a child. It was found to contain one Category A image and one Category C image of the girl, which the victim had sent herself via Snapchat. She was also made to sign the sex offenders register for five years and was issued with a sexual harm prevention order. An Education Workforce Council EWC fitness to practise hearing, in Cardiff, heard Desouza had become head teacher of the school in , and received the images of her victim in She was not present at the hearing, but had had previously admitted the facts of her convictions to the EWC, and agreed they amounted to unacceptable professional conduct. This would send a shiver down the spine of any parent. He said the scenario in this case was different as the girl involved was aged 16, over the age of consent, and had sent the images consensually. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews metro. For more stories like this, check our news page.