1st Man Charged Under New ‘Revenge Porn’ Law

Police allege Dunne picked up a woman's cellphone in a restaurant and stole a picture from it

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A 26-year-old man has become the first person in Maine to be charged under the state's "revenge porn" law.

John Dunne Jr. of Bath is facing charges including aggravated criminal invasion of computer privacy and unauthorized dissemination of a private image.

Police allege Dunne picked up a woman's cellphone in a restaurant and stole a picture from it. Police say he also sent out a nude photo he received.

Police say he was arrested on Friday after an investigation. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer and a phone number couldn't be found for him.

The law passed last April makes it a crime to disseminate sexually explicit photos of someone without their consent. Violators face up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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