UK: revenge porn victims often blamed

19:27 Dec 28 2015 Wales, UK

Revenge porn victims are often wrongly blamed for bringing the offences on themselves, a charity has said.

Laura Higgins, of the Revenge Porn Helpline, said some police forces also did not take the crime seriously.

Figures show 56 reports have been made to police in Wales since specific legislation came into force in April.

All Welsh forces said they took allegations seriously and had dedicated staff to tackle the issue and support victims.

In April, it became a specific criminal offence in England and Wales to share explicit sexual images or videos of someone without their permission.
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