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Man charged under new revenge porn law

Published On: Jul 11 2014 07:16:21 AM CDT

Michael Clasen

DENVER -

A man accused of posting intimate photos online of his former girlfriend has been charged by Denver prosecutors under the state's new revenge-porn law.

The Denver District Attorney's office said Thursday that 25-year-old Michael Clasen faces charges including stalking, vandalism, and posting an image for harassment. That last charge is a new law that took effect July 1.

Prosecutors say it's the first such case filed in Denver with the new law. Colorado was one of nine states this year to pass laws to punish revenge porn, which is when people post explicit photos or videos of former lovers to humiliate them.

Authorities also accuse Clasen of vandalizing the vehicle of his former girlfriend and her mother. He's in jail and due in court Friday.

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