Man sentenced to 6 months, probation for 'revenge porn'

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. – A 31-year-old man was sentenced Thursday morning in what is believed to the state’s first conviction under a new “revenge porn” law.

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

Benjamin Barber was sentenced to six months in jail, followed by five years of probation, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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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