Illinois Passes New ‘Revenge Porn’ Law That Includes Harsh Penalties

By Kim Bellware

Illinois became the latest state to criminalize “revenge porn,” crafting what its creators hope will become a model for federal legislation.

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed a measure making the “non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images” a felony offense in Illinois. The new “revenge porn” law — so called because the intimate photos and videos are commonly distributed by a former (and often embittered) romantic partner — goes into effect June 1, 2015, and will punish offenders with one to three years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine.

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