Man accused of posting revenge porn of ex-girlfriend

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ORLANDO, Fla. —

In the world of social media, pictures and personal information can spread quickly, which is what authorities said happened when a  man and his girlfriend broke up.

Campus police said 20-year-old Sean Shahid posted sexually explicit photos and videos on social media sites of his ex-girlfriend as retaliation for talking to police about another case he might be involved with.

Shahid is in jail on stalking and tampering with a witness charges, but just posting the so-called "revenge porn" isn't a crime in Florida, authorities said.

State senator and longtime attorney David Simmons, however, thinks it should be.

Simmons has proposed a bill that would make "revenge porn" a third-degree felony.

Even though he realizes some people may argue, the victims shouldn't have put themselves in that position, he said.

Simmons said it's often difficult to get the embarrassing or degrading information off the Internet, and he believes the law is needed to protect people in the quickly changing digital world.

Shahid is in jail on stalking and tampering with a witness charges. He is not charged related to posting the explicit photos and videos.