With almost everyone having access to the internet and having a camera on their phone it's not surprising that more and more people are sharing very private pictures with those they know or want to get to know better. That's actually okay, as long as the images are exchanged between consenting adults. It's the "consenting" part that has gotten a Sulphur Louisiana woman in trouble with the law. 

Sarah Pharis of Sulphur was arrested in late December and charged with 150 counts of non-consensual disclosure of a private image. It's alleged that Pharis sent the images of an acquaintance as well as degrading letters about that person to over 30 individuals.

She was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center. She was released after posting a bond of $75,000.

As the investigation into Pharis' activities continued it was discovered that the letters also included private images of another individual. So, Pharis was arrested for a second time just over a week ago on January 14th. She was charged at that time with 30 additional counts of non-consensual disclosure of a private image.

Again she was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center and released after posting a bond of $15,000.

The events surrounding this case are certainly something to keep in mind for those of you who share explicit images online. There was legislation passed in 2015 that protected individuals from what is often referred to as "revenge porn". That's where individuals share private images without getting consent to share said images.

Remember it's not against the law to share images of consenting adults as long as you have their permission. It's when you don't have that permission that you'll run into trouble with the law.

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