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Florida senator fights back over nude images stolen from her

Lauren Book
Posted at 8:37 AM, Jan 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 08:37:40-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State Sen. Lauren Book often tells the story of how she was sexually abused as a child for years by her nanny.

She channeled the pain into a lifetime of helping other abuse survivors.

Now she's been victimized again, and she's taking action as only a legislator can.

She told The Associated Press that a teenager tried to extort her months ago by threatening to reveal nude photos that were stolen from her.

She learned that the images had been bought and traded online for a decade.

So now she's sponsoring a bill to toughen Florida laws in hopes of preventing other victims. It will get its first hearing Tuesday.