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Man convicted in ‘revenge porn’ case sentenced to prison for probation violation

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

A man who was convicted in a “revenge porn” case has been sentenced to two years in prison for failing to report for his original jail sentence.

Benjamin Jay Barber, 32, was sentenced in court Tuesday during a probation violation hearing.

Barber was originally convicted on charges of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image in November 2016.

Barber was sentenced to six months in jail, but he failed to report to jail in December and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He was caught in June after deputies followed up on a tip from the public to track him down in northeast Portland.

He was arrested on charges of probation violation.

Investigators said the initial case and conviction stemmed from Barber posting pornographic videos of himself and someone he was in a prior relationship with to multiple adult websites.

The videos were made with consent at the time, but the victim did not have knowledge or provide approval for them to be shared online, according to deputies.

Investigators said Barber’s conviction was believed to be the state’s first under Oregon’s unlawful dissemination of an intimate image statute.

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