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I Was a Victim of Revenge Porn -- I Don't Want Anyone Else to Face It

My ex tried to sell nude photos of me on eBay and put them on a porn site. I fought back

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I have since aligned myself with a coalition of powerful women who share my dedication to seeing legislation that makes revenge porn a crime passed in all 50 states. We are advocates, activists and legal researchers. As a result of my continued involvement with this issue, in September 2013, a representative from  Delegate Jon Cardin's office contacted me via the  End Revenge Porn website where I am listed as the Maryland legislative coordinator.

Del Cardin invited me to provide input and testify in support of a new revenge porn bill that was being drafted and that was being introduced into the 2014 legislative session. Had this bill been in place in 2010, my perpetrator would have been convicted of a felony, and I would have peace that he would not exact such punishment on me or any other women.

Since I don't have that peace, I still face some of the fears I did the day I first brought my case to law enforcement, but I have embraced my role as the voice for those who have not yet found their voices. And I will speak up.

 
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