An Aberdeen schoolboy has been charged in connection with an incident in which intimate images of a teacher were shared with other pupils.
It is understood the female teacher’s laptop was left unattended in a classroom and private pictures were discovered.
It is alleged a 16-year-old boy then shared them with others.
Senior staff at the Aberdeen school became aware the photographs were being circulated and they reported the matter to police, who launched an investigation.
The Evening Express cannot name the school, the boy or the teacher for legal reasons, and there is no suggestion the pair were in a relationship.
It is understood the boy was arrested on March 28 and later charged under the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 – legislation introduced to make so-called revenge porn an offence.
The law makes it an offence to disclose an intimate photograph or film and, by doing so, causing another person fear, alarm or distress.
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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with allegedly obtaining unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal images.
“A report has been submitted to the Youth Justice Management Unit.
“Inquiries are still ongoing.”
Kate Wallace, CEO of national charity Victim Support Scotland, said: “It is deeply distressing for anyone who is the victim of non-consensual sharing of intimate images.
“Their privacy has been invaded and they can often feel humiliated or depressed as a result of this crime.”
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “It is a police matter and we are unable to comment further.”
The Revenge Porn Helpline is the UK’s only service dedicated to supporting all adults who have been victim of intimate image abuse.
It provides free non-judgmental and confidential advice and support via email and phone.
If someone has distributed intimate photos or videos of you either off or online, you have been a victim and deserve support.