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Feb. 28, 2019 -- Statement from Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. on the Outlawing of Revenge Porn

“Today, the New York State Legislature passed an Anti-Revenge Porn Law putting in place protections for victims of nonconsensual dissemination of explicit images. We commend our lawmakers for taking this important stance. 

“Revenge porn is cruel and insidious, another kind of intimate partner violence with great collateral effect. It can shatter a person’s self-esteem, their relationships with those around them and, through a digital trail, can affect a person’s career, education and future opportunities. With this law* on the books, we will prosecute to the fullest those who would perpetrate this crime and help victims regain their faith in the judicial system.”

The law goes into effect in 60 days.

Read more on the passage of the historic revenge porn bill.

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