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SC Legislature Aims to Stop Mugshot Extortion

Anti-Mugshot Extortion Bill Could Head to South Carolina House for a Vote A new form of online extortion, similar to revenge porn websites, has been forcing people to pay money to have their mugshots removed. This so-called mugshot extortion could soon be illegal in South Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the country, who have been arrested for any number of minor crimes, can have their mugshots stolen from police websites and reposted elsewhere online, regardless of the outcome of the arrest. Even if a person has their … [Read more...]