Cybercrime charges can be incredibly damaging and in the digital era, these allegations take all sorts of forms. While some may falsely assume that crimes which are carried out over the internet are not punished very severely, these charges can completely shatter a person’s future. Worse, some are falsely accused of an internet offense altogether. From theft to stalking and bullying, there are many different types of online crime charges people have to face. In this post, we will examine those which involve unlawful pornographic material.
There are different types of pornographic material which are against the law to possess. For example, pornographic material which involves someone who is under the age of 18 is against the law, but this is not the only way in which someone may find themselves in trouble over pornography. Someone who shares images and video footage of their former partner without their consent may find themselves in court over laws related to revenge porn.
Sometimes, people are falsely accused of online offenses involving pornography. For example, someone may have unlawful pornography planted on their computer or the claims may be fabricated altogether. With the internet, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly who is responsible for a certain behavior and this can be problematic when it comes to online crime. Some people who have been wrongly accused of an internet offense have had their entire life turned into chaos and their reputation damaged beyond redemption. Our cybercrime section has more related to handling false online crime allegations.