Underage revenge porn

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Solomon Elliott

Dear Northumbria Police,

How many underage victims of revenge porn were reported to your force in the last year? How many underage people were suspects of revenge porn offences in the last year? What was the average age of both groups?
Also- what were the charges to the suspect and the statute used to charge the suspect. Is this crime classified as a child abuse as well as revenge porn?

Clarification: underage is under 18
Revenge porn: "Disclose private sexual photographs with intent to cause distress "
Last year: between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Solomon Elliott

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You asked:

 

1.     How many underage victims of revenge porn were reported to your
force in the last year?

2.     How many underage people were suspects of revenge porn offences in
the last year?

3.     What was the average age of both groups?

4.     Also- what were the charges to the suspect and the statute used to
charge the suspect.

5.     Is this crime classified as a child abuse as well as revenge porn?

 

Clarification:

underage: is under 18

Revenge porn: "Disclose private sexual photographs with intent to cause
distress "

Last year: between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019

 

 

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provide a response for your attention.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the
Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that
the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police.

 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

 

It should be noted that there are offences where the offender is unknown.

 

1. 16

2. Nil

3. No information held.  We do not hold an ‘average age’ and we are not
obliged to calculate just to offer a response to a request.

4. N/a – see point 2.

5. This would not automatically be classified as child abuse

 

 

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between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative
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