Elberton, GA asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Georgia

Q: I have a friend who wants to put a TPO on a guy who keeps harassing her through messages and calls.

Unfortunately they used to talk on a dating app where things got a little intimate and more than casual and she wasn’t thinking clearly and send him some pictures of herself. She’s concerned about the cops serving a TPO and him exposing her for the pictures. Keep in mind she’s 40 years old; now he’s using the pictures as black mail and sent them already to one of her friends when they asked him to leave her alone as leverage. They deleted the pictures immediately and then voiced their concern to the other person. What should she do?

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David Edward Boyle
David Edward Boyle
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A: If he publishes the photos he may face legal consequences under the revenge porn law. O.C.G.A. 16-11-90. It is a 1-5 year felony offense.

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