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The UK is set to make "revenge porn" a criminal offence

The practice involves sharing explicit pictures of exes online.

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PEOPLE WHO PUT explicit photos of exes online could face two years in prison as Britain gets set to overhaul their laws.

“Revenge porn”, which sees former partners uploading sexually explicit material to websites, many of which cater specifically for the act, is set to be added to the criminal justice bill in the UK, according to reports today.

Speaking to Sky News a victim said that the practice, which is not currently illegal, made her “feel dirty”.

“I felt humiliated, I was shocked that someone had stooped to that level to try and humiliate me because I didn’t think that I had disrespected someone enough for them to do something like that to me.”

The station reported that there had been 90 complaints about revenge porn in six regions between 2012 and 2013, leading to six cautions or warnings.

Celebrities have recently brought focus on the issue, with a number of women falling prey to it.

Sky reports that British Justice Secretary said that the distribution of these images was “almost beyond belief”.

“We want those who fall victim to this type of disgusting behaviour to know that we are on their side and will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.”

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