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'Revenge Porn' bill moves to governor's desk

The Oklahoma Capitol. (KOKH/FILE)

The final version of a bill that would criminalize "revenge porn" has passed the Oklahoma Senate and can now go to Gov. Mary Fallin for approval.

The bill would make revenge porn a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.

"Revenge porn is a purposely destructive act. There is no reason to do it and it largely targets woman and it should be a crime," Sen. David Holt said.

Holt, R-Oklahoma City, authored the bill.

"These are the type of issues I came up here to work on-- that are relevant to people's lives that are bringing our laws into conformity with modern life," he said.

Holt said it was a struggle to get this bill to a vote. He said there is often pushback on internet laws because they are so new. Once it made it out of committee, he said he had large support.

Revenge porn refers to illicit images of someone posted online without their permission. These pictures were given to someone with the understanding they were private, generally while in a relationship then posted publically after a break-up.

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