Shawn Vaughn, Public Information Officer with the Texarkana Texas Police Department, discusses the ramifications of revenge sharing your ex’s intimate photographs.
From the TTPD Facebook page:
Sharing (or even threatening to share) intimate pictures of someone without their permission can get you arrested for a felony.
In the last two months, we’ve had seven cases where someone got mad at an old boyfriend or girlfriend and decided that the best way to get even was to post some racy pictures of them online. And if you’re thinking these were kids, you’d be wrong. They were all adults who should have known better. Some of them probably thought it was funny – that is until they were being booked into jail for it. And just so you know, sharing someone else’s post or text of these pictures can get you in the same boat with them.
While we’re on the subject, we’re just gonna throw this out there too. The best way to be sure that no inappropriate pictures of you get out there is to never take – or let anyone else take – any pictures like that of you in the first place. It’s just too easy for these private pictures to get out and, once that happens, you lose control over what someone else does with them.
Our advice? JUST DON’T DO IT!!!!!