Sexual Offences - Distributing an Intimate Image

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Under section 162.1(1) of the Criminal Code, it is an offence to knowingly publish or distribute an intimate image of a person without their consent or to be reckless as to whether or not the person consented to the conduct.

Referred to commonly as “revenge porn”, the offence of distributing an intimate image is designed to protect individuals from the unauthorized sharing of intimate images which can have severe emotional, social, and psychological consequences.

Penalties for convictions related to distributing an intimate image include imprisonment, fines, probation, restraining orders, or other legal consequences, depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

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