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Gazette Premium Content Colorado bill criminalizing revenge porn advances

Associated Press Published: April 25, 2014

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers advanced legislation to criminalize posting intimate photos or videos of significant others to humiliate them, a trend that's become known as revenge porn.

The House gave initial approval to the proposal Friday with an unrecorded voice vote. The bill is expected to pass with a formal vote next week before heading to the Senate.

The measure would make it a misdemeanor to publish explicit pictures or videos of someone without their consent to cause them "serious emotional distress." Offenders would also be fined at least $10,000 and be ordered to remove the images from the Internet.

About two dozen states have considered legislation this year addressing revenge porn.

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Online:

House Bill 1378: http://goo.gl/ERvbbE

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