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Patrick J. McGeehan, P.A.

Civil, Criminal, and Family Law


Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn – One of the most common questions I have received recently is how big and widespread is this problem of Revenge Porn.

The answer is I don't really know.

I've searched for statistics on the issue but there doesn't seem to be any hard and current numbers. I did find one study conducted by the F.B.I. in 2010 which found that 20% of high school and college aged people surveyed admitted to sending nude pictures of themselves to others.

This number has probably risen dramatically over the past two or three years.

What I do know is that since I returned from NBC's The Today Show interview last Friday, by Monday morning I had received hundreds of emails from victims, attorneys and even a few from people who believe posting Revenge Porn is their right.

The victims' stories are memorable.

Like the young lady who works in a supermarket and Revenge Porn photographs were posted of her by a guy she dated less than a month.

Right from the start of the relationship, he was asking her to send him nude photographs of herself and unfortunately she did. Within hours of her sending the photographs they were posted on a Revenge Porn site.

The victim tried to contact the guy and he disappeared. His cellular phone was disconnected and he hasn't been seen since.

This makes me wonder if there are not scouts on the prowl for victims specifically to get these types of images for Revenge Porn sites.

If the posting of the photographs was not enough, this guy posted her personal information including where she worked and her work phone number.

People were calling the victim's job and asking other employees if they knew the victim, if she was "really that hot" and if they thought she would be open to meeting them.

Scary stuff to say the least.

That's just one of many such stories I have received and I suspect will continue to receive until there is legislation addressing Revenge Porn.

All the victims who have contacted me thus far have been women, the age ranges from 19 to 36. Current statistics just aren't available.

My client, Holly Jacobs is trying to collect current data on the subject. On her website endrevengeporn.com, she has a survey victims of Revenge Porn can complete that will assist us in the collection of this valuable and much needed data.

To answer the question of "what can I do if I have been a victim of Revenge Porn?" The simple answer is, if you're ready to fight back, contact a lawyer.

As far as I know, my law firm is the only law firm in Florida filing these cases and fighting for the victims of Revenge Porn.

We filed the first case in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court in April 2013.

Currently, my law firm is accepting Revenge Porn cases throughout the State of Florida. My law firm is also in contact and working with other attorneys and organizations nationwide involved in the fight against Revenge Porn.

If you have become a victim of Revenge Porn regardless of where you are in the United States, please feel free to contact my law firm for a free initial consultation.

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