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New sentencing guidelines for ‘intimidatory offences’: Sentencing is one small piece of the jigsaw.

On 30 March 2017 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (SGC) launched a 13-week consultation on the punishments for several different offences arising from legislation spanning 150 years. It includes all of the following offences:-

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Iain Wilson discusses combating ‘sextortion’ on television and radio

Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson took part in TV and radio interviews for BBC Points West and BBC Wiltshire on 23 November 2016 to offer an expert’s view on the latest sextortion racket.

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Iain Wilson on BBC Three Counties Radio discussing revenge porn a year after its criminalisation

Brett Wilson LLP partner Iain Wilson has been interviewed by Justin Dealey on BBC Three Counties Breakfast Show.  Mr Wilson was asked to take part in the show to provide an expert’s view on the impact of ‘revenge porn’ legislation, one year after it came into force.

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Culture Secretary calls for overhaul of online abuse law

Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary, and Senior Labour MP Yvette Cooper have both called for a review of the law governing online harassment, stalking and abuse to prevent inconsistent enforcement and to encourage those affected to report the crime.

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£25,000 damages awarded in sexting claim

In ABC v West Heath 2000 Ltd & Anor [2015] EWHC 2687 (QB) the High Court awarded damages to the Claimant who, as a 16 year old schoolgirl, had been encouraged to send explicit photographs of herself to her teacher.  18 text messages were exchanged between the pupil and her teacher over the course of a year, with 20 photographs in total being sent to the teacher.

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Revenge Porn blackmail suspended sentence held too lenient by Court of Appeal

In Attorney General’s Reference (No.84 of 2015) sub nom R v Jamie Gabriel (2015) the Court of Appeal considered the appropriateness of a two-year prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, imposed for blackmail.

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High Court grants injunction after celebrity revenge porn threat

In JPH v XYZ [2015] EWHC 2871 Mr Justice Popplewell considered an emergency application for an  injunction to restrain the publication of intimate images.  The application was made after the Defendant threatened to publish photographs and videos of the Claimant (a successful actor) which were of a sexual nature and created whilst they were in a relationship.

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