Revenge Porn Penalties Among New Colorado Laws

June 30, 2014 6:04 PM

Revenge Porn Penalties Among New Colorado Laws
" DENVER (AP) – Online posting of intimate pictures or videos of former romantic partners as a form or revenge will carry criminal penalties in Colorado beginning Tuesday as new laws take effect involving several issues.

Colorado was one of about two dozen states that considered bills this year addressing the trend of so-called revenge porn. The new law makes it a misdemeanor to publish explicit images of someone without their consent, and the crimes will carry a fine of at least $10,000.

Other states that passed revenge porn laws this year were Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“The effects of someone posting intimate photos online can be devastating to the victim, but now there will be serious consequences for the perpetrators of this horrible practice,” Rep. Amy Stephens, R-Monument, a sponsor of the bill, said in a statement.

Other laws taking effect July 1 include a requirement to release data to parents regarding student vaccination rates at schools.

As proposed, the legislation was intended to make it more difficult for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children "

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