Nebraska RB Maurice Washington charged under new California ‘revenge porn’ law

A University of Nebraska running back faces criminal charges under California's new "revenge porn" law for allegedly sending a sexually explicit video to his former girlfriend.

According to a report by NBC Bay Area, Maurice Washington was one of several students from his high school to have a copy of a video of the then-15-year-old girl participating in what she described as non-consensual sexual acts with two male classmates.

Washington was not involved in the incident, but is accused of texting the video to the alleged victim, along with a threatening message.

The relatively new state law in California makes it a crime to send a video to someone to inflict emotional damage. And because the girl was 15 at the time of the incident, Washington is also being charged with distribution of child pornography.

The Nebraska athletic department issued a statement Monday saying the school has "not had a chance to review the charges, and will continue to monitor this ongoing legal process."

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