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Hawaii becomes 10th state to criminalize revenge pornography

HONOLULU (WKRC) -- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed 16 bills into law Friday, including one that criminalizes "revenge porn".

The bill that was signed now makes Hawaii the 10th state to make the distribution of sexually explicit pictures meant to be private illegal.

According to Rep. John Mizuno who authored the bill, it could save lives.

The State of Hawaii [has] enacted a law which makes it a felony for perpetrators to post unconsented nude or sexual photos of another person on the Internet, he says. There is not one scintilla of doubt this new law will save lives.

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