Grandma busted for distributing revenge porn at local high school

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Peddling revenge porn is a disgusting, heinous, often prosecutable act, no matter who does it—but it seems all the more awful when nonconsensual pornography is distributed by your mother, of your ex-girlfriend, at your own daughter’s high school. A Louisville, Kentucky, woman has been arrested for spreading nonconsensual nude photos of her son’s ex-girlfriend at her […]

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Peddling revenge porn is a disgusting, heinous, often prosecutable act, no matter who does it—but it seems all the more awful when nonconsensual pornography is distributed by your mother, of your ex-girlfriend, at your own daughter’s high school.

A Louisville, Kentucky, woman has been arrested for spreading nonconsensual nude photos of her son’s ex-girlfriend at her granddaughter’s high school. A child of the ex-girlfriend also attends the school.

According to Louisville news station WDRB, 60-year-old Frances Joyce Bailey unlawfully entered Pleasure Ridge Park High School on Oct. 18 by following behind two students who had buzzed into the building. Louisville Metro Police say that once Bailey was inside, she threw photos of the woman onto the floor of a women’s restroom. Security footage shows Bailey leaving the school and driving around the parking lot, where more nude photos were left on the grass nearby.

Officials say Bailey had gotten the photos from her son’s phone. The woman in the photos had dated Bailey’s son, but had recently filed an emergency protective order against him, WAVE 3 reported, and had previously filed a criminal complaint against Bailey herself. Bailey reportedly came to the school because she was upset school officials had “spoken with her granddaughter,” though it’s unclear over what matter.

According to a statement from Jefferson County Public Schools, the photos were visible for “just a few minutes” before Pleasure Ridge Park students noticed them, gathered them, and took them to administrators. Bailey’s granddaughter told school employees she had nothing to do with her grandmother’s behavior.

“The incident was caught on videotape and PRP leadership worked with police during the investigation,” the statement read. “We have reiterated our school protocols to students and reminded them that they are not to let anyone inside the building.”

Kentucky is one of the remaining 12 states that do not have federal laws against revenge porn, according to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating and prosecuting the distribution of revenge porn, or nonconsensual pornography.

In February, state Sen. Tom Buford (R-Nicholasville) introduced Senate Bill 148, which would criminalize distributing sexually explicit context without the subject’s written consent. However, over the past four years, one bill addressing revenge porn died in the Senate, while a previous bill never made it for a House vote.

Bailey was arrested on Oct. 30 and charged with distribution of obscene matter, criminal trespassing, and harassment. She’s scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 9.

H/T Inside Edition

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.