OVC TTAC Online Expert Q&A: ” Prosecuting Image Exploitation”- October 26, 2017

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) Online Expert Q&A: “Prosecuting Image Exploitation.” October 26, 2017 | 3:00PM EDT.
Image exploitation is a distinct form of sexual abuse involving the nonconsensual creation, possession, or distribution of an image or images depicting the victim as nude, semi-nude, engaged in consensual sexual activity, or being sexually assaulted. All forms of image exploitation expose the victim to immeasurable trauma of essentially infinite duration by permanently invading the victim’s autonomy and security. In this session, we will describe various forms of image exploitation, including the dynamics of the behavior and the potential for harm, and discuss the ways that law enforcement and prosecutors can use existing laws to hold offenders accountable.