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Latest news on sextortion, a serious form of blackmail that involves threatening to publish sexual information, photos or videos about someone.

Sextortion is a form of blackmail and is illegal in the UK. Under section 21 of the Theft Act 1968, a person is guilty of blackmail if they make any unwarranted demand with menaces with a view to gain for themselves or another or with intent to cause loss to another. The maximum penalty for blackmail is 14 years imprisonment.

Sextortion can also be prosecuted under other offences, such as harassment, malicious communications, voyeurism, or disclosing private sexual photographs or films without consent (also known as revenge pornography). The penalties for these offences vary depending on the circumstances and the harm caused to the victim.

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