A former Illinois state representative has been charged with 12 felony counts after he allegedly posted nude photos of two different women without their consent. The man was said to have created fake social media accounts and used them to post the pictures, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Back in August, the representative’s former girlfriend accused him of posting nude photos on a fake Instagram account. He initially attempted to refute the allegations, but because of the claims, he resigned from his position as a state representative. The 35-year-old turned himself in to authorities and was arrested on $30,000 bond. He posted the required 10 percent of his bond and was released from jail on the condition that he have no contact with the alleged victims and that he stay off social media. He is currently awaiting arraignment.
The former Illinois lawmaker faces 12 felony counts for non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images. According to the Illinois Criminal Code of 2012, you can be charged with non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images when you intentionally post a photo of another person who is at least 18 years old, identifiable from the image and who is engaged in a sexual act or whose private parts are exposed. As long as a reasonable person would have known that the image was to remain private and that the person in the image did not or would not have consented to the image being disseminated, you can be charged with a Class 4 felony. This particular individual faces up to 36 years in jail.
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