Crime Stoppers

Charges - Non-consensual sharing of intimate image - Palmerston

Thursday 27-Sep-2018 10:40

A 41-year-old male has been charged with threatening to distribute an intimate image.

It is alleged that the man threatened his ex-partner with publishing the image on social media without consent. He was subsequently arrested and is scheduled to appear before Darwin Local Court on Friday 28 September 2018.

Under new legislation, the maximum penalty for non-consensual sharing of intimate images is three years’ imprisonment.

“The male didn’t think he would get in trouble because he hadn’t actually posted it,” said Acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Roomes.

“The new legislation doesn’t require it to actually be published; a threat is sufficient and Northern Territory Police take this sort of threat seriously.”

If you would like to report an incident of this nature, you can call police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.