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Lives ruined, women terrified in ‘’ case, Calif. attorney general says

Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times
By Veronica Rocha and Tony Perry

LOS ANGELES — The victims were embarrassed, shamed and left feeling helpless after discovering their nude photographs had been posted online.

One woman even attempted suicide.

In the latest case of what’s become known as “revenge porn,” mothers, daycare operators, wives of military personnel, teachers and young women were targeted.

Their lives were completely altered, their reputations and job opportunities damaged — after photographs appeared without their permission on