Pennsylvania recently enacted a statute criminalizing such vile practices at 18 Pa. C.S. Section 3131 prohibiting the unlawful dissemination of an intimate image as a separate criminal offence.
Pennsylvania also makes it a civil offense to distribute these images. Under 42 Pa. C.S. Section 8316.1, victims of revenge porn may now bring a civil suit for treble damages and attorney’s fees.
The statute becomes effective sixty days from July 9, 2014.
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