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Noe Iniguez First Person Convicted under California ‘Revenge Porn’ Law

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A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to a year behind bars and three years of probation for posting nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook without her consent.

Noe Iniguez, 36, became the first person convicted under California’s new ‘revenge porn law,’ the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office announced on Monday.

Iniguez posted the offending photos, along with comments calling his ex-girlfriend a “drunk” and a “slut,” on the Facebook page of the woman’s employer. He also urged her boss to fire her. The victim had previously obtained a restraining order against Iniguez, who was also found guilty of two violations of that order. He was additionally ordered to undergo domestic violence counseling.

“California’s new revenge porn law gives prosecutors a valuable tool to protect victims whose lives and reputations have been upended by a person they once trusted,” said City Attorney Mike Feuer. “This conviction sends a strong message that this type of malicious behavior will not be tolerated.”

The California law “creates a private right of action against a person who intentionally or recklessly distributes a photograph or recorded image of another that exposes the intimate body parts of that person or him or her engaged in a sexual act, without his or her consent, if specified conditions are met, including that the person depicted suffer emotional distress.”

State Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), who introduced the ‘revenge porn’ bill, told the Huffington Post he was proud to have authored the law.

“As technology evolves, it is important that government act to protect our citizens from new types of crime, and while I’m sad these crimes exist, I am happy to see my legislation doing what it’s supposed to do—protecting victims,” Cannella said in an email.

Earlier this year, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced her office would prosecute Casey E. Meyerling, a 28-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma man, for allegedly blackmailing women with nude and sexually explicit photos on his ‘revenge porn’ website WinByState.

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