Nebraska among last states to approve 'revenge porn' law

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska has long been one of the few states without a "revenge porn" law, but new proposals being considered by lawmakers would end that status and make it easier to file charges against people who post pornographic images of others online without their permission.

Although prosecutors might have been able to find ways to file charges for posting such images under current law, Nebraska is among seven states that have not directly addressed the issue, according to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. The national nonprofit tracks the issue in state legislatures.

Nebraska could toughen its law under either of two bills scheduled for a legislative hearing Wednesday.

The proposals would impose criminal penalties for anyone who intentionally distributes pornographic images of another person without consent. Advocates say it's a growing concern, particularly among younger people.