Revenge Porn Is Now A Misdemeanor

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Revenge porn is now illegal in Maryland. You may wonder what revenge porn is. Well it’s a form of sexual assault that involves the distribution of nude/sexually explicit photos and/or videos of an individual without their consent. A law was signed to add protection due to harassment because of broken relationships. Many people are victims of revenge porn whereas after a break up the people will post explicit pictures on the internet.

The House and the Senate unanimously passed and the governor signed the bill making revenge porn a misdemeanor. Lawbreakers can face up to a year in prison and a $500 fine. The law takes effect October 1.

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