‘Revenge Porn’ has taken the courts by storm, find out why

by 4 years ago

The phrase ‘revenge porn‘ has been all over the news recently, the term that refers to the act of getting back at one’s ex by releasing private, sexually explicit images to the public by publishing them somewhere on the web. Our friends over at Huffington Post Crime have written up a feature on why District Attorneys and Police Departments are scrambling to understand the current legislation covering ‘revenge porn,’ and what they’re doing to influence it in the victim’s favor.

Here’s an excerpt from the write up on HuffPo Crime:
“People v. Barber, the first “revenge porn” case of its kind, was brought in New York Criminal Court by a woman who alleged that her boyfriend sent pictures of her naked body to her sister and her employer. The ex-boyfriend was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment, dissemination of unlawful surveillance and public display of offensive sexual material. Notably, in looking at these charges, it becomes very clear, very quickly, that the defendant was not charged with specifically doing what he actually did — which is sharing explicit images without the consent of the person in the images. The reason for this is quite simple: New York has no law that specifically proscribes this “revenge porn” conduct.”

Click through to see the further explanation of current legal battles and legislation, and how it is all expected to play out on Huffington Post Crime.


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