AFP to take revenge porn more seriously

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I was devastated and humiliated when I discovered explicit photos were stolen from my private Facebook messenger and uploaded onto a revolting website called "Aussie Sluts".

I was also scared. The person who stole them blackmailed me, threatened me and posted details of my family home online. They even threatened to show my dad. I was close to suicidal.

When I walked in to my police station to report it, I was hoping they’d know what to do to protect me and make me safe. They didn’t. All the responsibility to remove myself from this appalling site fell to me.

That was four years ago. My photos are still out there in the hands of these people, but haven’t been posted in sometime. In the time this had happened, I was inundated with messages on Facebook from strangers sending me these photos of me demanding for more, also threatening to post more photos if I didn’t send more.

There are underaged girls on the site too, but police are powerless to remove their pictures, or mine.

I want there to be a cyber safety liaison officer in every police station in the country, so when a petrified, demeaned and vulnerable woman like me walks in, she’s reassured she’ll be taken seriously.



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