Goodson Files Bill To Curb Sexually Explicit Harrassment

By  //  December 29, 2014

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Aimed At Stopping Posting Sexually Explicit Images Online

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville filed a proposal on Monday aimed at stopping people from posting sexually explicit images of other people online as a form of harassment.

Tom Goodson
Tom Goodson

The bill (HB 151), filed by Goodson, will be considered during the legislative session that starts in March.

Under the proposal, a perpetrator could face a third-degree felony charge for posting sexually explicit images on social media or a website “with the intent to harass (another) person, if the individual knows or should have known that the person depicted in the sexually explicit image did not consent to such disclosure,” the bill says.

The penalty would increase to a second-degree felony if the perpetrator is 18 or older and posts sexually explicit images of someone under age 16.