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Q: What is revenge porn and is it illegal?

A: Revenge porn is illegal and usually occurs when a person publishes/shares/discloses a private sexual photograph or film, without the consent of the person who appears in it; intending to cause that person distress. It does not have to be published on the internet for it to be a crime, it can be sent via text message or shown in person. However, it is not an offence if the photograph or film is shown only to the person who appears in it.

A person found guilty of this offence may face a fine or even imprisonment.

If you believe that you have been the victim of revenge porn then contact the police on 101.