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Warning over intimate images posted on social media

Footage of “intimate encounters” that involve island residents is being posted on social media outlets, police warned today.

A police spokesman highlighted that the non-consensual sharing of sexual images was an offence under legislation passed in June.

He added that anyone convicted of offences under the new law could be jailed for up to five years.

The spokesman said: “Should any member of the public receive such content, it is strongly recommended that they delete it and not share it.

“It should also be noted that circulating such content could additionally constitute an offence under the Telecommunications Act 1986 – with the punishment, on summary conviction, listed as one year in prison or a fine of $2,000 – or both.”

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Published September 13, 2021 at 3:17 pm (Updated September 13, 2021 at 3:25 pm)

Warning over intimate images posted on social media

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