Wyoming Bill to Criminalize “Revenge Porn”

by Admin on February 23, 2016

A new bill in Wyoming means that if you post a nude or sexual image of someone on the internet without their consent, you could soon face felony or misdemeanor charges.

An introductory vote passed in the House last week, which will make “revenge porn” as it is known, illegal.

Rep. Ken Esquibel D-Cheyenne says: “As with domestic violence and sexual assault, victims from revenge porn suffer negative consequences and speaking out can cause increased harm.”

The bill states that anyone posting inappropriate images online will first be charged with a misdemeanor, and if there is a repeat offence this will be treated as a felony.

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Revenge porn has become an increasing phenomenon in the rise of the digital age, with hurt former lovers seeking to embarrass their ex’s in a public way.

Soraya Chemaly, Director for the Women’s Media Center Speech Project, said “revenge porn” or “non-consensual pornography” is a growing problem for women online. She explains that while both men and women share photos at the same rate, men are 3 – 5 times more likely to share explicit photos without permission.

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