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SWFL woman pressing charges in "revenge porn" case

Posted at 12:58 AM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 07:02:40-05

A Southwest Florida woman turned to Four in Your Corner after another woman shared explicit photos of her on Facebook, for the world to see.

Keunna Jackson sent the pictures to a man she trusted. But then a woman named Sheelah posted them on Facebook. They've since been shared several times.

"That's devastating. That's disgusting. That's embarrassing," Jackson said. "I had so many people inboxing me, saying hey, do you know this is on Facebook? Did you see this? What's going on?'"

Sheelah also left Jackson's phone number. Jackson said her phone has been ringing off the hook.

Jackson filed a report with the Fort Myers Police Department.

"When the officer came, she talked to me, she looked in the book, she was like, 'That's a misdemeanor. She can get arrested for that,'" Jackson said.

Mike Chionopoulous of Absolute Law said it's a first degree misdemeanor that could result in jail time.

"She's going ot be likely found guilty of cyber sexual harassment. We call it revenge porn, and that's really what it is," Chionopoulous said.

Jackson came forward to tell her story, so others thinking of doing what Sheelah did realize how serious it could be.

"That's internet bullying. That's bullying someone, so maybe this would make her stop, or make other people stop, and maybe this will help," Jackson said.

Jackson said she's learned her lesson, too.

"I will never ever in my life, in my life, as long as I breathe, I will never ever do that again. Ever."

Chionopoulous said Jackson could also sue Sheelah for monetary damages.