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Revenge porn: 11-year-old becomes latest victim

Young girls have been forced to change schools out of shame after falling victim to revenge porn, police in Scotland have said. They revealed that the youngest person in the country to have intimate pictures shared was just 11.

According to Metro.co.uk, revenge porn was outlawed in 2017 and since then 25 children have fallen victim to the crime. Figures revealed that out of 131 cases, just 16 victims were male.

Rape Crisis Scotland Chief Executive, Sandy Brindley blamed the ‘relentless pressure’ young women face to share images of themselves.

She said, “Many young women tell us they face enormous pressure to share intimate images of themselves. Sometimes they may share an image in response to what can feel like relentless pressure, only to find it has then been shared round the school.

‘This can cause significant distress, and on some occasions has led to girls having to move school. It is a serious crime which has significant consequences.”

The law banning revenge porn came into force in Scotland on July 3, 2017. People convicted of sharing intimate images without consent could face up to five years in prison under the legislation Freedom of Information figures released by Scotland Police showed 16 victims were between 16 and 19, but most were in their 20s. Revenge porn was banned in England and Wales in 2015.

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