Schoolgirl, 11, revealed as country's youngest victim of revenge porn

An 11-year-old girl has been revealed to be the youngest person in Scotland to be a victim of revenge porn, police have said.

Revenge porn was made illegal in 2017 in Scotland and since then 25 children have become victim of the crime.

Young people have even moved schools as they have become so distressed by being victims of revenge porn.

The government describes revenge porn as the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos, of another person without their consent and with the purpose of causing embarrassment or distress.

Police figures show that out of 131 cases of revenge porn and children, only 16 of the victims have been male.

An 11-year-old girl has become the youngest victim of revenge porn in Scotland. Source: Getty/file

The victims were aged 20 to 29 in 47 of the reports, 30 to 39 in 29 cases, 40 to 49 in nine cases and 50 to 59 in five cases.

Rape Crisis Scotland chief executive Sandy Brindley said the huge number of victims of revenge porn was down to the “relentless pressure” young women face to share intimate images of themselves.

“Many young women tell us they face enormous pressure to share intimate images of themselves,” she said.

“Sometimes they may share an image in response to what can feel like relentless pressure, only to find it has then been shared round the school.

“This can cause significant distress, and on some occasions has led to girls having to move school.

“It is a serious crime which has significant consequences.”

Detective Chief Inspector Neil McDonald of the public protection unit said it was a cruel offence that could have a lasting effect on victims.

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