RI Attorney General to re-file vetoed ‘sextortion’ and revenge porn bill

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has announced plans to re-file legislation vetoed in 2016 that would prohibit the posting of revenge porn and create harsher criminal penalties for those who engage in “sextortion.”

Kilmartin announced this week that he will re-file the bill with the General Assembly during the upcoming session in January. The bill, which passed both the state Senate and House, was vetoed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in June after she expressed concerns that the legislation could impact free speech.

“The bill is apparently intended to curb the dissemination of private sexual material over the internet, but its sweep is much broader,” Raimondo said in

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