What to do if my mother’s boyfriend stole my boyfriend’s memory card containing photos of me nude and posted them to a social media site?

I feel absolutely violated, disgusted and confused. The pictures were taken when I was of age but also when I was underage.

Asked on August 22, 2015 under Criminal Law, Oregon

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

1 You can report him to the police stealing something is a theft, a crime. Stealing a memory card is theft as much as would be stealing a $20 bill. The police may be able to get the card back, or at least out of his hands.
2 If he does post any underage pictures of you, you could of course report him to the authorities for child pornography.
3 If posts adult nude photos of you, but did so having stolen them, you may be able to sue him invasion of privacy.
Yes, if you see anything posted, definitely take and save a screen shot as evidence.


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