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Remember when we told you the story of revenge porn and how it is affecting society in the modern world? Well, turn out the US and Britain government heard our prayers and there is more than one revenge porn law enforced in these countries. Here is what happened.

News is breaking out that one Los Angeles man posted a topless photo of his ex-girlfriend to her employer’s Facebook page and became the first person to be convicted under California’s revenge porn law on Monday December 31st.

According to this source, Noe Iniguez, 36, was sentenced to a year in jail and three years of probation after a jury found him guilty of two violations of a restraining order and a misdemeanor violation of California’s “revenge porn” statute.

Apparently, Iniguez used a fake account to post the photo along with comments that describe his ex-girlfriend as a “drunk” and a “slut” and pleading with her employer to fire her.

The story actually started back in November 2011 when the ex girlfriend took out a restraining order against Iniguez when he harassed her with several text messages after the end of their four-year relationship. Then in December 2013 he began harassing his ex-girlfriend on Facebook the nude photo was posted about three months later.

Back in October 2013, California passed its own revenge porn statute, which makes it a misdemeanor to distribute nude or explicit images of someone without their permission. In August 2014, lawmakers expanded the scope of the law to include posting selfies as revenge porn, which was a big flaw in the original statute.

“California’s new revenge porn law gives prosecutors a valuable tool to protect victims whose lives and reputations have been upended by a person they once trusted,” Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement. “This conviction sends a strong message that this type of malicious behavior will not be tolerated.” “This conviction sends a strong message that this type of malicious behavior will not be tolerated.”

Revenge porn is sexually explicit media that is publicly shared online without the consent of the pictured individual. Revenge porn may be uploaded by ex-partners to shame or embarrass the pictured individual, or by hackers.

Read more about Revenge Porn and what to do to protect yourself from it, explore NoBullying’s guide to Revenge Porn.

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