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"Revenge porn" law headed to state senate

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(CBS 8) - A bill passed the Senate Public Safety Committee Tuesday that would give California law enforcement the ability to combat so-called "revenge porn."

Senate Bill 255 would punish scorned ex-lovers who post online nude images of their former partners.

The bill was partially inspired by a 15-year-old California girl who killed herself after pictures of her being sexually assaulted at a party were posted online.

For a conviction under the law, images would have to be posted without the victims consent and with identifying information. Punishment would include up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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