A 19-year-old man has been charged under Minnesota's new revenge porn laws, after he allegedly posted a nude picture of his ex on Snapchat.
Dominick Halverson, of Hugo, Minnesota, is accused of posting the picture on the social media app two months after breaking up with the victim, also aged 19.
The photo was recognized by the woman's sisters, who informed her Halverson had posted the image to his Snapchat "story," according to the criminal complaint.
Halverson deleted the story, but not before the victim's sisters had taken screenshots of his post.
The picture showed one of the woman's breasts, and had been sent to Halverson when they were together. She told police she hadn't shared it with anbody else.
It was accompanied by a post saying"Since the hoe send nudes to broke [expletive] anyways here yall go."
Further comments on the photos by Halverson were similarly offensive.
The Snapchat account, "nizzo," was long known to belong to Halverson by those who knew him, and St. Paul police were able to get the phone number linked to the account from Snapchat.
Halverson has been charged with nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, the criminal charge created under the revenge porn laws passed by the Minnesota legislature that went into effect on Aug. 1, 2016.
Prior to that, there was no law in Minnesota specifically criminalizing the posting of nude or sexual images online without that person's consent.