George Zimmerman's Twitter account suspended after posting revenge porn, which is a sex crime in Florida

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PHOTO VIA HUFFINGTON POST
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George Zimmerman, a local child killer who was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2013, had his Twitter account suspended Thursday afternoon for posting nude photos of a woman he claims cheated on him with a "dirty Muslim."  

As first reported by Mic, the two tweets showed not only a nude woman (who he claims stole money and a gun) but also contained what appears to be her phone number and email address. 



Tweets have been edited to protect identity - SCREENGRAB VI MIC
  • Screengrab vi MIC
  • Tweets have been edited to protect identity
Unfortunately for Zimmerman, who was arrested last January for alleged domestic violence, posting or transmitting nude photos of someone without their consent is considered a sex crime under Florida's sexual cyberharassment law, which is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.

The bill was signed by Gov. Rick Scott on October 1. 



Tweets have been edited to protect identity - SCREENGRAB VIA MIC
  • Screengrab via MIC
  • Tweets have been edited to protect identity
Since posting the photos, George Zimmerman's Twitter account has been suspended. 

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