Saturday 10th December 2016,
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Blackhawks Prospect Garret Ross Charged in Revenge Porn Case

Blackhawks Prospect Garret Ross Charged in Revenge Porn Case

Garret Ross

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Garret Ross was pulled from his AHL team lineup this weekend. Coach Ted Dent said it was a “coach’s decision” but we have now learned that it was in fact the Blackhawks who made the call.

Garret Ross, who was drafted by the Blackhawks in 2012, has been charged with one felony count of “non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images,” basically “revenge porn.”

Officials say back in August (2015), the player shared a photo of a woman “engaged in a sexual act, which was obtained under circumstances which Ross should have known the image was to remain private.” Officials say Ross also should have known the woman “had not consented to the dissemination.”

Under the new law, non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images occurs when an image of a person over 18, who is identifiable from the image or information displayed with the image, is engaged in a sexual act or “whose intimate parts are exposed, in whole or in part,” the image was obtained “under circumstances in which a reasonable person would know or understand that the image was to remain private,” and where the person depicted has not given consent for the dissemination.

In addition to the possibility of jail time, the property of a person violating the act is subject to forfeiture.

The offense took place back in August, but Garret Ross is being pulled out of the lineup now because the story broke out on social media over the last few days.

He is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, and an off-ice issue like that certainly isn’t going to help his career.

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