Man sentenced for 'revenge porn' doesn't report to jail

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. – A 31-year-old man sentenced in what is believed to the state’s first conviction under a new “revenge porn” law did not report to jail and is now a wanted man.

Benjamin Barber was sentenced on Dec. 1 to six months in jail, followed by five years of probation. A warrant was issued for his arrest when he didn't show up to jail by 7 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Anyone who sees Barber should not approach him; they should call 911, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. 

The law, formally known as unlawful dissemination of an intimate image, went into effect at the beginning of the year.

More: What to know about new laws taking effect in 2016

A woman filed a complaint against Barber in June, saying he had posted pornographic videos of them to multiple adult websites. The woman said the videos were made with her consent while she was dating Barber. However, she said the videos were posted, without her knowledge or consent, after they broke up.

Barber was arrested in July. A two-day trial took place in November and a jury found Barber guilty on five counts of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image. 


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