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State Takes Aim At "Revenge Porn"

SPRINGFIELD - It's considered one of the most heinous uses of the internet.

SPRINGFIELD - It's considered one of the most heinous uses of the internet.

The proposal calls for a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Revenge porn happens when an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend posts explicit photos of the other as way to "get even."  Critics of the proposal, however, say it could violate the first amendment.

New Jersey and California already have similar laws in place.

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