Minn. man facing jail time over Snapchat revenge porn

Minn. man facing jail time over Snapchat revenge porn

Dominick Floyd Halverson

19-year-old Dominick Floyd Halverson, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been arrested for posting revenge porn online. Halverson is accused of posting nude pics of his ex on Snapchat after their relationship ended. He’s looking at three years behind bars and a $5,000 fine.

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First off to the ladies, unless you’ve been in a relationship for years, don’t send nudes to any guy unless you’re ok with them being out on the internet forever. To guys, learn how to handle rejection like a man. If someone breaks up with you, move on. It might hurt like hell, but move on. You’ll be better off in the long run. Also don’t think you’re getting away with it by posting revenge porn on Snapchat. You may think the pictures disappear like Snapchat claims, but they don’t. That’s not even mentioning that the majority of states in the country have revenge porn laws that carry a decent amount of prison time. Is sharing nudes of your ex really worth a stretch in jail?

Twin Cities man charged with Snapchat revenge porn

Minnesota man charged with Snapchat revenge porn

Thomas Evans Conway

22-year-old Thomas Evans Conway of St. Paul, Minnesota, was recently arrested under Minnesota’s revenge porn law. Conway is accused of allegedly posting explicit pictures of his ex on Reddit while linking back to his ex’s Snapchat account. The victim was clearly identifiable in the pictures according to reports. The victim found the pictures posted online after she received an abundance of friend requests on Snapchat. I can only imagine how those requests must have read. “Hey bb wanna trade noods?” Knowing Reddit, that probably would have been the most polite request.

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While technically this is a Reddit revenge porn story, the Snapchat connection allows me to discuss Minnesota’s revenge porn law. Bottom line, it’s no joke. It’s a felony that could lead to three years in jail, a $5000 fine or both. I’ve seen child predators get less jail time, so think about that the next time you want to post naked pics of your ex, or anyone else for that matter, to get back at them.

Georgia teen arrested for posting revenge porn on Snapchat of underage ex

Georgia teen arrested for posting revenge porn on Snapchat of underage ex

Hey look, a Snapchat story that doesn’t involve a teacher. Will wonders never cease? But, I digress.

Anyway, 18-year-old Zollise Kelly, of Roswell, Georgia, has been arrested for allegedly posting explicit pictures of his ex from when she was 16. Kelly was said to have posted the images on the photo sharing app Snapchat. The victim, who is now 18, says Kelly shared the pictures because she cut off contact with him and ended the relationship.

While 16 may be the age of consent in Georgia, explicit photos of a 16-year-old is still considered child porn. That’s not taking into account revenge porn is against the law in Georgia no matter what age the victim is. However, the sentence doesn’t seem to carry much weight.

Kids, it’s never too early to start protecting your reputation on social media because once a picture of you, explicit or otherwise, makes it online, it’s out there forever. That can come back to haunt you years later which could seriously impact your life in a negative way. It’s in your best interest to avoid situations where you can be photographed in any kind of compromising position.

Leaked Snapchat pics turning up on the web

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Snapchat Nudes Are Being Screenshot And Secretly Posted On Facebook:

You know those Snapchat pics that were supposed to be deleted but turned out that they’re not deleted? Now in a totally not surprising turn of events those not deleted pictures are turning up on the internet. Who didn’t see that coming from miles away?

In this latest turn of revenge porn some less than scrupulous websites are asking for explicit Snapchat pics without the subject’s consent.

So far to my knowledge there have not yet been any media reported instances of Snapchat child porn but since Snapchat is supposedly so popular with teens one would think that it would only be a matter of time.

Again parents I would advise to check your kids’ smartphones for the Snapchat app. It also may be a good time to tell them that once a picture hits the internet it’s out there forever and that it’s a poor choice that could badly impact their lives in the future.

Dumped boyfriend uses MySpace for revenge

Former Boyfriend Seeks Revenge On MySpace.com:

(CBS) CLIFTON Police say Neftali Soto sent “intimate photos” of his ex-girlfriend to students at the Christopher Columbus Middle School in Clifton, NJ where she’s a teacher.

They say the 26-year-old did it by setting up a sham account on MySpace.Com, pretending to be the teacher.

“They were intimate photos they took on vacation, the kind lovers would take in this digital age,” said Joseph Del Russo, Passaic County’s Assistant Prosecutor.

Authorities say Soto stole the photos from his ex’s computer because he was angry over their breakup.

Then, according to investigators, he used MySpace’s search engine to identify students at the school.

“When a mom found out, she forwarded the pictures to her own account and she was able to freeze time.” Del Russo said.

That’s how investigators say they were able to link the photos to Soto’s computer.

MySpace had the usual non-answer…

When asked for comment about this story, MySpace.Com said they have all kinds of safety nets to make sure inappropriate material doesn’t make it on the site.

Apparently, their safety net has Buick sized holes in it.