Hawaii set to become 10th state to pass ‘revenge porn’ law

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Hawaii will become the 10th state in the nation to pass a law against what’s called “revenge porn.”

Gov. Neil Abercrombie will sign into law Friday a bill that will criminalize the distribution of sexually explicit pictures that were intended to be private.

Rep. John Mizuno, who authored the bill, says it will save lives.

“Today the State of Hawaii will have enacted a law which makes it a felony for perpetrators to post unconsented nude or sexual photos of another person on the Internet,” he said. “There is not one scintilla of doubt this new law will save lives.”

Prior to this year’s legislative session, California and New Jersey had revenge porn laws.

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