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Md. lawmaker to sponsor bill to fight revenge porn

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 12:56pm  ET

Proposed law would be toughest in the nation

Jon Cardin, Maryland delegate

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BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Maryland lawmaker wants to criminalize the release of non-consensual disclosure of sexually explicit pictures and videos online.

Del. Jon Cardin held a news conference Wednesday to talk about the measure he plans to introduce.

Cardin says people are releasing privately shared and sexually explicit pictures on public websites specifically designed for vengeful purposes or to humiliate former partners.

The measure would make it a felony to intentionally disclose in a public way a sexually explicit image of another person without their consent to release that image.

The crime would be punishable by up to five years in prison or a $25,000 fine, or both.

Cardin, a Baltimore County Democrat, is seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general.


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