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Closed petition Amend revenge porn law: include distress and embarrassment regardless of intent

Currently, only those that intend their victim to be distressed can be prosecuted. This excludes those that act for sexual gratification, financial gain, or to humiliate the victim (or those who are indifferent). Distress and embarrassment regardless of intent must be included to fill this gap.

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The current legislation fails to protect those who have their intimate images shared without consent or knowledge because the intention was sexual and depraved as opposed to malice towards the individual. The criteria of the offence is half complete as consent is distinct but intentions are ambiguous. My private images were shared without consent during a seemingly trusting relationship. These were posted on indecent and pornographic websites to satisfy his sexual desire to degrade me online.

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