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UCF Student Accused of Posting Revenge Porn Is Unapologetic on Twitter

University of Central Florida student Sean Shahid is a millennial. The 20-year-old has 674 followers on Twitter and 745 on Instagram. He also snapchats and posts Vine videos.

And when Shahid's ex-girlfriend was approached to testify in a case Shahid was involved in, Shahid threatened to post comprising photos of her on social media sites if she talked. His ex-girlfriend spoke to police and Shahid kept up his end of the deal, posting the sexually explicit photos and videos. His ex-girlfriend took screenshots and went to police.

While the details of the original case Shahid is involved in are vague (something with a car burglary), on January 29, Shahid was arrested on charges of stalking and tampering with a witness. (In Florida, it's not illegal to post photos of a person without their permission unless that person is under 18).

The photos of his ex-girlfriend have now been taken down, but Shahid's Twitter is a collection of sorry-I'm-not-sorry and slut-shaming excerpts by him and his friends.

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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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