Missouri Legislature passes bill to ban 'revenge porn' - KCTV5 News

Missouri Legislature passes bill to ban 'revenge porn'

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Legislature has approved a bill banning "revenge porn."

House lawmakers gave the measure final approval in a 138-0 vote Thursday. It passed the Senate 33-0 on Wednesday.

If enacted, the proposal would make distributing a sexual image of someone without their consent a felony.

The proposal was in the works long before Gov. Eric Greitens was charged with a felony for allegedly taking a photo of a partially nude woman during a sexual encounter and threatening to release it if she revealed their relationship. Previous efforts to pass the legislation failed.

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