Dallas Republican Teams With Dating App Bumble to Punish People Who Send Lewd Images Online

AUSTIN — A Dallas Republican has partnered with dating app Bumble on a bill that would punish people who send unwanted lewd images online. Rep. Morgan Meyer, who represents Park Cities and Uptown as well as parts of downtown and Old East Dallas, has filed a bill in the Texas House that would criminalize the sending of lewd photos to unwilling recipients through text message, social media and online dating applications. It would be a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500. Meyer's bill comes after several high-profile public figures were caught in scandals over the sending of sexual images. In September, Georgetown Sen. Charles Schwertner was accused of sending sexually explicit text messages, including a picture of his genitalia, to a college student. Schwertner has said the texts were sent from his accounts by someone he knows but refused to identify.  Continue reading...

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