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Revenge porn, think twice before pushing 'send'

What started as sexy photos for her boyfriend, quickly turned into a nightmare. The woman soon started getting harassing texts from a strange man threatening to release her nude photos unless she sent more.

Text messages found in warrants show the man saying, \"If you don't want any friends or family to see this just send several full frontal nude shots of yourself. Make this simple and tell no one.\"

She called it 'harassment.' But he wouldn't stop threatening saying, \"You either send the pics or your friends and family get to see you topless.\"

When the victim asked how he got the pictures he said on photo bucket, and went on to say, 'If you don't want them back on the internet tied to your name then just send the pics and it's done with.\"

Victim advocate, and Sourjourner's Executive Director, Carmen Pitre says technology is a new outlet for abusers.

\"In my opinion extortion, harassment, and abusive.\"

It's called 'revenge porn,' Pitre says it's a form of sexual abuse.

\"We take an image of ourselves and give it to someone, we need to think about the life of that photograph, how it could be used against us, as adults we need to be talking to our young people.\"

Wisconsin lawmakers like LaTonya Johnson passed a 'revenge porn bill' making it a misdemeanor with 9 months in jail and a 10-thousand-dollar fine. In the case of our victim, her abuser could face more time.

\"The threat of publishing the photos without publishing them is extortion,and extortion in itself can be a felony.\"

Johnson says lawmakers also added a clause making it a crime to share someone's nude selfies. Some other states only make it a crime to take and share photos of the victim.

\"We wanted to make sure the bill included those selfie photos because 70% of those nude photos taken were taken by the individuals themselves.\"

All of this could have abusers thinking twice before pushing 'send.'

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