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A bill to outlaw "revenge porn" — sexually explicit photos or videos posted on the Internet without the consent of the items' subject — advanced in the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Revenge porn is also pornography of former romantic partners posted online to humiliate the subjects.

 

According to the Associated Press, the bill would make the depiction of a minor a first-degree misdemeanor. Depiction of someone 18 years of age or older would be a second-degree misdemeanor.

The first-degree misdemeanor could mean a penalty of up to five years in prison. The second-degree could mean two years.

The bill is sponsored by Berks County Sen. Judy Schwank.

New Jersey and California are the only two states that have revenge porn laws.

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