Website allows people to post "revenge porn" and victims are asked to pay to download it

15:17 Nov 12 2013 Wisconsin, USA

There is new hope for victims of “revenge porn” — as the state of Wisconsin is one step closer to making it a crime. “Revenge porn” is the practice of jilted lovers sharing nude photos of their ex — and believe it or not, there are websites for that, and FOX6 News spoke with an individual who says it is ruining their life.

“I found out about this a week ago. I just don’t need to deal with this. I don’t need this in my life right now, and it’s really stressing me out,” the victim told FOX6 News.

On one website, about a dozen “private photos” of the victim were posted.

Revenge porn websites advertise pay back. Users are asked to submit naked pictures of exes online.

For those who fall victim, a nearly $500 fee is offered for removal of the photos.

“The thought crossed my mind. I would pay the money, and then I thought, what’s keeping people from reposting the same thing again?” the victim told FOX6 News.

At this moment, the victim says they feel helpless — but that may be about to change.

On Tuesday, November 12th, lawmakers in Madison took steps to make Wisconsin the third state in the country to punish those posting “revenge porn.”

Lawmakers are proposing penalties of up to nine months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

It is a bill that is giving victims hope.
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