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New State Bill to Clarify Revenge Porn Law Awaits Governor's Signature

1 year 7 months 1 week ago Thursday, June 13 2019 Jun 13, 2019 June 13, 2019 3:59 PM June 13, 2019 in News - Local

PHARR – A 21-year-old Pharr man was arrested for sharing his ex’s intimate photos.

If convicted he will be facing a $4,000 fine and up to one year in jail.

The charge for this crime is a state jail felony with a maximum punishment of two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

In 2018, an appeal to strike the law down was placed; critics complained the law was too broad.

Texas House Representative Mary Gonzalez wrote a new bill to clarify the revenge porn law to keep it in place.

The State House and Senate passed the bill late May and is awaiting a signature by Governor Greg Abbott.

The deadline for Abbott to sign the bill is June 16.

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