Momentum builds for 'revenge porn' bill

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

October 8, 2013 5:28:28 PM PDT
An effort to attack so-called "revenge porn" is getting strong support in New York's Legislature.

A proposed law would make it a crime for people to post pornography to damage somebody's reputation. The most common targets are former girlfriends and ex-spouses.

Republican Sen. Phil Boyle of Long Island and Democratic Assemblyman Francisco Moya of Queens plan to push revenge porn bills in the 2014 legislative session. That gives the proposal majority backers in both chambers.

California has a similar bill. It carries a sentence of up to six months in jail.

Boyle's bill calls for penalties of up to a year in jail. Moya would make the crime punishable by up to four years in prison.