"Revenge Porn" Laws Changing

By Leah Kirstein

Published 08/22 2014 06:22PM

Updated 08/23 2014 01:40PM

ELK COUNTY- "Revenge Porn" is defined as posting sexually explicit media online without the consent of the person in the picture.

An Elk County woman says she became a victim of "revenge porn" when her ex-boyfriend, who she dated for over 4 years, posted a naked picture of her on a revenge website. It even linked to her Facebook page.

She only became aware when a stranger messaged her on Facebook.

She went to the police and discovered there on no laws in Pennsylvania that prevent someone from posting photos of another person over the age of 18, without consent.

A recent house bill will change this policy.

House Bill 2107 will go into effect on September 7 making "revenge porn" illegal. For the details, click here.

Until then, victims can contact endrevengeporn.com for assistance or to make a donation to end revenge porn.

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