Jersey

Jersey Police investigate sexual performance rating site

A website which encourages people to rate the performance of their sexual partners in Jersey is being investigated by the police.

Det Insp Paul Kennea from Jersey Police said the site, which has been taken down but then replaced, contained "personal and insulting" comments.

It has prompted calls to the force from concerned islanders.

He said there were some serious concerns involving a 13-year-old child being identified on the site.

"We are quite concerned about two comments that have been reported to us which relate to a 13-year-old child... although we haven't been able to see that as it was reported to us third hand," he said.

"We are appealing for those individuals to come and speak to us please and help us identify who that child is as they may need our support and clearly there would be offences for us to investigate."

However, Prof Andy Phippen, an academic from Plymouth University who specialises in internet safety, said people identified online had very little legal protection.

In the UK, similar pages had been removed and some Loughborough University students were threatened with disciplinary action after posting comments on such sites.

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