Police Issues Warning Over Intimate Images On Social Media

 Police Issues Warning Over Intimate Images On Social Media

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) is aware of videos and images being circulated on social media showing intimate encounters between locals and advises members of the public that the non-consensual sharing of intimate images is an offence.

Residents are reminded that the Criminal Code Amendment (Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Act 2021 became law on 15th June this year and under the Act, persons convicted of relevant offences can receive up to five years in prison.

Therefore, 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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