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Navajo Nation Council delegate trying to outlaw revenge porn

Jonathan Hale Jonathan Hale |  Photo: Courtesy 23rd Navajo Nation Council

The Associated Press
September 11, 2017 10:32 AM

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A Navajo Nation Council delegate is trying to outlaw revenge porn.           

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The Farmington Daily Times reports that Delegate Jonathan Hale is sponsoring a bill that would make it a crime under tribal law to distribute sexually graphic images without a person's consent.

Hale says there's a need to develop such protections as more tribal members use electronic devices to communicate.

He adds he heard a report this year from the Naa'bik'íyáti' Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee about a young woman who had explicit images of herself shared on social media without her consent.

He says the woman sought legal action in tribal court but found out no law existed to address image exploitation.

Information from: The Daily Times, http://bit.ly/2feelYh

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