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Christian School Suspends Teacher After Her Picture Shows Up On ‘Revenge Porn’ Site (Video)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An Ohio teacher was placed on paid leave this week after nude photographs of her appeared on a “revenge porn” website.

A teacher at Cincinnati Hills' Christian Academy's North Campus reported her iPhone stolen on Nov. 24. The next day, nude pictures from her phone appeared on a “revenge porn” website.

The spokeswoman for the school said they received a tip that a female teacher, whose name was not released, appeared on a website where users, often hackers and ex-boyfriends, post racy pictures without the knowledge or consent of those pictured.

“We can confirm we have an employee who appears in some photos that have been compromised and made digitally available,” said spokeswoman Jennifer Murphy. “By compromised, I do mean were made available without her knowledge or consent.”

The teacher was put on leave Monday, while the school investigates the claim.

The school, which serves around 1,300 students, notified staff, faculty, and parents about the situation on Tuesday via email.

"We don't know the intent as to how it was provided," Murphy said of the image. "Our goal at this time is to inform faculty and staff and make sure we have minimal disruptions. We are a Christian school and a Christ-centered environment. We don't want to compromise the learning environment for our children."

Murphy said this is the first incident of this kind at the school.

In November, a woman disclosed on The Guardian that she was the victim of revenge porn after her ex-boyfriend accused her of cheating on him.

“I Googled my name, and there I was, on a porn website,” she wrote. “The profile included my full name, the city and state where I live, the name of the college where I teach and the campus.”

She said a Maryland police officer told her, "There is nothing we can do. No crime has been committed."

“I explained to this cop that I was in danger of being stalked,” she said. “My name was on that site. He said, ‘If anything happens, call us. Then we can do something.’”

The woman is testifying in support of a revenge porn bill, to be introduced in the 2014 legislative session, that will make the practice illegal.

“Had this bill been in place in 2010, my perpetrator would have been convicted of a felony, and I would have peace that he would not exact such punishment on me or any other women,” she wrote.

Sources: TheBlazeUSA TodayThe Guardian