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Sextortion Bill Passes PA Senate

/ WDAC

HARRISBURG – A bill to criminalize the coercion of sexual conduct or sextortion has passed the PA Senate. Senate Bill 1134 was approved by a 48-0 vote. Sextortion occurs when sex or sexual images are demanded in lieu of money or other items with financial value. The act is recognized as a form of sexual assault and is criminalized in five other states. The legislation, supported by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the Office of Victim Advocate, and the District Attorney’s Association, now goes to the state House for consideration.

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