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Former Union Co. commissioner arrested on ‘revenge porn’ charges

Updated: Jun. 19, 2021 at 12:10 PM EDT
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MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - A former Union County commissioner has been arrested for charges related to North Carolina’s “revenge porn” laws.

Jonathan Ryan Thomas was arrested June 1 and charged with disclosure of private images.

Under North Carolina law, a person can be charged with this offense if they knowingly disclose an image of another person with the intent to (or cause others to) coerce, harass, intimidate, demean, humiliate, or cause financial loss to the other person.

WBTV news partner The Charlotte Observer reports Thomas allegedly recorded video and took photos of a woman engaging in sex acts, unbeknownst to the woman.

This is a developing story.

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