Amendment 162

Part of Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day) – in the House of Lords at 11:00 pm on 8th February 2021.

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Baroness Morgan of Cotes:

Moved by Baroness Morgan of Cotes

162: After Clause 72, insert the following new Clause—“Threats to disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress(1) Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 is amended as follows.(2) After subsection (1) insert—“(1A) It is an offence for a person to threaten to disclose a private sexual photograph or film if the threat is made—(a) without the consent to the threatened disclosure of an individual who appears, or is stated to appear, in the photograph or film, and(b) with the intention of causing that individual distress.”(3) In subsection (2), for “subsection (1)(a) and (b)” substitute “subsections (1)(a) and (b) and (1A)(a) and (b)”.(4) In subsection (3), after “disclosure” insert “or threat to disclose”.(5) In subsection (4)(a), after “disclosure” insert “or threat to disclose”.(6) In subsection (5), for “this section” substitute “subsection (1)”.(7) In subsection (8)—(a) after “disclosed” insert “or threatened to disclose”;(b) after “disclosure” insert “or threat to disclose”.”Member’s explanatory statementThis Clause will make the threat to disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress a criminal offence.