Oregon Man Gets Six Months For Posting Revenge Porn

Revenge porn is no laughing matter.  People are sued over it, hurt over it, and have even committed suicide because of it.  You need to give back or delete all those pics of that ex you cannot stand anymore.  Heave the ho. That will prevent you from taking the step that Benjamin Barber is now paying for with time in jail.

 

 

 

 

[A] jury has found [Barber] guilty of five counts of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image, and he's getting six months in jail and five years of probation, per the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

"I understand people are going to think I look creepy; I have this blown-out eye," Barber tells KOIN 6, but he defends posting videos of himself and his ex without consent, saying that the two were trying to "produce porn commercially" and that he held the copyright to the material.

Barber continues: "So if I go saying that I want to make porn, get paid for making porn, and then complain that the porn I asked people to pay me for is then public, do I have a right to be embarrassed?"

Sgt. Bob Ray of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says that "If you use the internet with the intent to harass or embarrass or basically demand someone, and there is sexually explicit material, and you can identify the other person who has not given their consent, that’s essentially the threshold."  – newser.com

Thirty four states and Washington D.C. have revenge porn laws, but not too many cases against defendants make it to court or a ruling.

Get rid of it.  Delete it.  Delete them.  No one is worth time and jail or a fine over sex that wasn't that great anyway.

 

h/t:  newser.com

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