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State House and Senate Pass Bills to Make Revenge Porn a Crime

SALEM, OR -- Both State chambers have passed bills to crack down on so-called "revenge porn." The Senate passed legislation back in February and the House just passed a bill last week.  The legislation would make it a crime to unlawfully disseminate an intimate image.

 

State Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) says a staffer in Senator Hass' office testified before a Senate committee about her experience with revenge porn. "The gal said she went to the police, but they said 'there's nothing we can really do for you.' We are looking to create criminal and civil penalities which will stop this practice."

 

The penalities for a first offense would be a maximum of one year in prison and a $6,000 fine. Subsequent offenses could include five years in prison and a 125-thousand dollar fine.

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