The Council has released a new report examining sentencing outcomes for imaged-based sexual abuse offences in Victoria. Imaged-based sexual abuse offences involve the non-consensual creation and sharing of intimate and sexual images and recordings, and threats to create and share such images and recordings.
The report finds that:
- recorded and sentenced offences have increased in Victoria, but imaged-based sexual abuse is still widely under-reported
- the most common sentence for imaged-based sexual abuse cases is a community correction order
- a strong link exists between imaged-based sexual abuse offending and family violence.
The report, Sentencing Image-Based Sexual Abuse Offences in Victoria, and a factsheet with the report’s key findings can be downloaded from our website.