Governor Proposes 'Sextortion' Crackdown

Governor Proposes 'Sextortion' Crackdown

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One of the proposals Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced as part of his State of the State address involves what's called “sextortion” or “revenge porn.”

The governor's proposal suggests that any conviction of sextortion and non-consensual pornography will require people to register as a sex offender.

It will also result in more serious charges involving jail time.

"I would say it's prevalent everywhere and it's not all with the intent of criminal behavior,” Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Paige Taylor said.

“However, it very quickly makes a young person a criminal and a potential felon on a first time offense and that concerns me,” she said.

In a press release, Cuomo said, “this new legislation outlaws this horrific, exploitive practice once and for all in New York and will help provide New Yorkers with peace of mind both on and offline."

The governor will present the full State of the State message in January.

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