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Bill targeting 'revenge porn' starts advancing in House

1 year 9 months 4 days ago April 21, 2015 Apr 21, 2015 Tuesday, April 21 2015 April 21, 2015 4:55 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers are considering a new law that would make the often-humiliating practice of revenge pornography a crime.

Kenner Rep. Julie Stokes, a Republican, says she sponsored the bill to protect "people who might make a careless mistake" and are later "bullied and harassed."

Under the measure, anyone who shares a nude or partially-nude picture, such as a cellphone photo, without permission could face two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

A House committee approved the bill without opposition Tuesday, sending it to the full House for debate.

Existing law already makes it a crime to send a nude image of someone under the age of 17. Stokes says a new law is needed to protect people over that age.

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