Indiana senator introduces revenge porn legislation

INDIANAPOLIS - Victims of revenge porn in Indiana may soon have the law on their side after Republican Sen. Mike Bohacek introduced a new bill Wednesday.

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If passed, it would allow people affected by the nonconsensual distribution of sexual graphic content to sue for damages up to $10,000.

Bohacek said revenge porn is a problem across the state and country.

"Some people just can't control themselves and feel the desire to be vindictive and begin to circulate those images in an attempt to harm the other person, either financially or via their reputation," Bohacek said. "In my opinion, you have a reasonable expectation of privacy when you allow somebody to take images of this type of you. And when they violate that expectation of privacy and trust, then yes, you would have a civil case in my opinion."

Bohacek said lawmakers will meet again Monday to talk more about the bill before there's a vote.