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Senate passes ‘revenge porn’ bill, ACLU cries foul

HARTFORD, Conn. –The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it a crime to electronically distribute an intimate image of a person with the intent to “harass, annoy, alarm or terrorize another person.”

The bill makes distribution of what some have referred to as “revenge porn” a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine of up to $2,000, or both.

Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield, said there’s a difference between a person who consents to be photographed or videotaped and voyeurism where an individual is recorded without their knowledge.

“They’re consenting with the very explicit understanding that this would not be distributed to third parties,” Kissel said. “That’s an important distinction and why this particular law is very important at this point in time to fill that gap that is absent in our criminal justice statutes.”

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One response to “Senate passes ‘revenge porn’ bill, ACLU cries foul”

  1. Don’tPostNudeSelfies

    No. It shouldn’t be illegal. If you don’t want pics of your testicles or vag hanging out all over the internet, then STOP TAKING PICTURES OF THEM. PERIOD. Otherwise, don’t be surprised when you wind up spread eagle all over one of these sites. People who take compromising pics/videos of themselves have no one but themselves to blame. Never trust ANYONE where it comes to this stuff–it’s your own fault when you get burned. Only stupid idiots have themselves videotaped naked performing sex acts–well, them and porn stars. So—deal with it or stop being an exhibitionist/attention ho.

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