Court dates

If you’re bitter over a break-up and want to get back at your ex by posting those nude photos they sent you, think again.

This week, 36-year-old Los Angeles man Noe Iniguez became the first person to be convicted under California’s new “revenge porn” law, reports the Huffington Post.

Iniquez was sentenced to one year in jail on Monday (Dec. 1) for posting derogatory comments about his ex and a topless photo of her on her employer’s Facebook page, calling her a “drunk” and “slut”, and urging her employer to fire her.

“California’s new revenge porn law gives prosecutors a valuable tool to protect victims whose lives and reputations have been upended by a person they once trusted,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement. “This conviction sends a strong message that this type of malicious behavior will not be tolerated.”

The law was passed in response to the increase of online attacks like those made by Iniguez, as well as the rise in sites dedicated to revenge porn that profit off victims’ humiliation and charging fees to remove the photos.

In addition to jail time, Iniquez also received 36 months probation and will be required to attend domestic violence counseling.