LINCOLN, Neb. - Husker running back Maurice Washington is accused of keeping and sending an explicit video of his ex-girlfriend's reported sexual assault.
While Washington is facing a felony charge for child pornography, this case also deals with California's revenge porn law.
Right now, there is a similar bill in Nebraska.
LB164 was introduced by Senator Megan Hunt, of Omaha, this session.
The bill would make it illegal to share sexual images or videos without the consent of the person in the video with the intent of causing harm.
After news of Washington's case broke, Sen. Hunt tweeted this:
Cases like this is why I brought LB164, NE's first bill to ban revenge pornography, sharing intimate photos without someone’s consent. I support a full investigation of this very serious offense, and I will work to bring Nebraskans the same protection against revenge porn.
In a press release following the bill's introduction, she said nonconsensual pornography can harm or destroy a victim’s personal relationships, mental health, and employment or educational opportunities. She adds that it is time to catch up with the 41 other states that have imposed revenge porn bans and bring Nebraska’s legal code closer to a modern standard that recognizes the unique impacts of a technologically interconnected society.