Don’t Post Nude Pics of Your Ex, Or You Could End Up in Jail Like Noe Iniguez
A Los Angeles man was recently convicted under California’s new “Revenge Porn” law. The law, which went into force in October 2013, makes it illegal to post or send out nude photos of someone who had allowed you to take them but where there was an understanding that they would remain private. (A law has already existed for awhile that makes it illegal to sneak a nude pic of someone1Cal Civil Code Sec 1708.8(b))
According to the L.A. City Attorney, Noe Iniguez did the following:
In December 2013, using an alias, [he] allegedly began posting derogatory comments about his ex-girlfriend on her employer’s Facebook page. In March, 2014 [he] allegedly posted a topless photograph of the victim on her employer’s Facebook page which was accompanied by a message that called the victim a “drunk” and a “slut” and encouraged her firing from the company.
While the maximum sentence for the revenge porn law is 6 months in jail, the guy was sentenced to a total of 1 year in jail and 36 months’ probation for the revenge porn conviction as well as two restraining order violations.
So if you have nude photos of an ex saved on your phone/computer, keep them to yourself. Or if you are the type to lash out at an ex while in a drunken rage, you should probably just delete them.
See more about what you can and can’t do on the internet, or about privacy laws generally.
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