Cornwall man facing cyberbullying charge

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CORNWALL – A Cornwall man has been charged under Canada’s newest law surrounding cyberbullying.

The accused, 45, is facing a single count of making available intimate images, under the 2014 Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act.

The law defines an “intimate image” as photographs or video of any person that is nude, exposing genital areas or breasts or is having sex.

Police allege the man posted intimate pictures of his ex-girlfriend, 32, on Facebook and police were contacted.

The suspect was arrested yesterday (Thursday) and was later released with a Sept. 22 court date.

Police did not release his name in order to protect the victim’s identity.

In convicted, the accused could face up to two years in jail.

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