Woman says 'Revenge Porn' law would have helped her

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by Brandon Lee

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Posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Updated Thursday, May 1 at 7:55 AM

PHOENIX -- We live in a selfie world, but be careful the next time you take a snapshot you thought was private because it could suddenly be posted online for the entire world to see.

That’s what happened to a woman from the East Valley. She goes by the alias “Stacey,” so that no one can search her real name online and uncover her nightmare.

Stacey was in a monogamous, long-distance relationship. She admits that she and her boyfriend shared nude selfies to stay in touch.

She claims someone stole her external hard drive at her college computer lab and within hours, her personal and private photos were posted online.

"It was really difficult and, like, I was just panicking ... and I was like, 'How is this going to affect me in the long run?' " Stacey told 3TV's Brandon Lee.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill on Wednesday outlawing "revenge porn." This bill is aimed at stopping anyone from posting nude pictures of someone else online without that person's written consent.

In some cases, it’s a jilted ex-lover seeking revenge but in other cases, like Stacey’s, it can be an anonymous hacker trying to ruin someone's life.

Either way, lawmakers say it's totally wrong and now illegal. The bill, which was unanimously passed by the House and Senate last week, makes it a felony to post revenge porn pictures on the Internet.

Brandon Lee asked Stacey if she thought revenge porn should be considered a criminal act punishable by jail time.

"Absolutely," she replied.

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