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Oregon man sentenced to jail under state's new 'revenge porn' law

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Benjamin J. Barber, jail booking photo Benjamin J. Barber, jail booking photo
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A 31-year-old man was sentenced to six months in jail under Oregon's new "revenge porn" law.

Benjamin J. Barber was convicted of five counts of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image following a two-day trial in November in Washington County.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office received a criminal complaint in June that Barber had posted pornographic videos of himself and someone he had had been in a relationship with to multiple adult web sites.

The victim told deputies the videos were made with consent, however after the relationship ended, Barber posted the videos online without the victim's knowledge or approval.

Deputies said this kind of criminal act has been referred to as "revenge porn."

Barber was arrested in July. Detectives executed search warrants on several pornographic websites as part of the investigation.

Barber was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday. He must also serve five years of formal probation.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office reported this is believed to be the state's first prosecution and conviction under Oregon's unlawful dissemination of an intimate image statute.

The law, in part, states that a suspect commits the crime if, "The person, with the intent to harass, humiliate or injure another person, knowingly causes to be disclosed through an Internet website an identifiable image of the other person whose intimate parts are visible or who is engaged in sexual conduct." 

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