Sophie Wilkinson | Contributing Editor | Monday, 9 May 2016

Police Let Repeat Revenge Porn Harasser Off With A Caution

Police Let Repeat Revenge Porn Harasser Off With A Caution

The Debrief: Sussex police say the action they took against man who created porn of several women and a 15-year-old girl was appropriate...

How would YOU like to treat the guy who made pornographic images of several women and a 15 year old girl by superimposing their faces onto naked bodies before uploading them to porn sites? Bear in mind that in one photo, in the background, one of the women’s two-year-old child can be seen. Bear in mind this guy uploaded them to the site along with the invitation for people to comment gross stuff about the women and the girl: ‘Do your absolute worst guys and abuse her as much as you like, all I ask is that you show me it all.’

Bear in mind those users left violent and sexually explicit messages. Bear in mind the guy to make and upload this porn, aged 36, then, according to the girls’ mother, called the 15-year-old to incite her into sexual acts and threaten her with rape.

You’d probably like him to see some sort of punishment, right? Something done in a court of law to confirm to this shitstain that, actually, this sort of behaviour is criminal (it contravenes both the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the Protection of Children Act 1978). Instead of charging the guy with any offence so that he could get to court, or maybe assessing the mental health of a man who thinks it’s ok to treat women like this, Sussex Police took the bold decision to, um, caution him.

After reporting the incident to London’s Metropolitan police, they advised her that it looked like both grooming and stalking and to get in touch with local police in Eastbourne. She told the Guardian: ’My daughter reported it to the police and they gave her a crime reference number and interviewed her. Then she told me last week that he had been given a caution and hadn’t been charged with anything. I think it’s absolutely disgusting.’

‘There were images of five or six women he put on the website, including my daughter. He also kept ringing her mobile and saying the most disgusting things to her.’

‘Who knows if he is doing this to other girls. It’s terrible he has not gone through the justice system. It caused her real distress.’

A spokesperson for Sussex police said: ‘On 27 April, the suspect was arrested and interviewed regarding the allegations, to which he made full admissions and expressed remorse. A number of devices were seized from his home address and the images were deleted.’

He was told by police that, should his behaviour continue, he will get in more serious trouble.

Inspector Rachel Barrow of Sussex police also defended the decision to simply caution the man, saying it was: ‘Based on appropriateness in relation to the offender, the offense and the likelihood of being effective in preventing reoffending. In this case, the suspect spent some time in police custody.’

‘This decision fits the national framework for out-of-court disposals, and simple cautions are available for adults for any offence, including some serious offences. We have contacted the website to request the images be removed.’

E.g. nothing to see here, move along please. This news comes after data from police shows that 61% of revenge porn reports result in no action being taken against the alleged offender.

If you have been affected by revenge porn, contact the Revenge Porn Helpline 0845 6000 459

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