Senator @WoodburnJeff Praises House Vote To Protect Victims Of Unauthorized Disclosure Of Sexually Explicit Images

 


Following the House passage of SB 465, which closes a loophole in current law in order to protect victims of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, Sen. Jeff Woodburn released the following statement:

 “Disclosure of sexually explicit material without consent and for no legitimate purpose causes immediate, devastating, and potentially irreversible harm to victims of this crime,” said Senator Woodburn. “Unfortunately, rapid advances in technology have created a loophole in our state laws that prevent prosecution of this crime. SB 465 closes this loophole and establishes a penalty for this devastating crime.” 

 “The ability of people to gain access to and distribute private, sexually explicit material has raised all sorts of issues that we could have never imagined even just a few years ago. Police and prosecutors are seeing an increase in these types of crimes, but need the tools to protect victims of this crime.”

 “I thank the House for their swift approval of this important legislation and for supporting the victims of this devastating crime.”


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April 20, 2016
Contact: Ryan Mahoney
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