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Facebook Crimes: Cracking Down on “Revenge Porn” and “Fraping”

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

FrapeHave you ever been “Fraped?”  Do you even know what it is?  Well if you use Facebook you might want to read this next bail bond blog post about the growing practice of Fraping and Ireland’s recent response to those who do so. 

First off, if you are wondering what the heck a “Frape” is, it is a coined word that combines “Facebook” and “Rape.”  Right about now you are probably saying to yourself, did he just say “Rape?”  Yes I did…actually; I wrote it as opposed to saying it, but same difference.  Anyway, “Fraping” is when someone logs into another person’s Facebook account and posts a status that is sexually abusive.  It is often considered similar to the growing trend of “Revenge Porn” where people in a recently ended relationship post sexually explicit pictures of the other person online.  Both of these types of crimes have become more popular with the growth of smart phones and social media.

This past week in Ireland, the issue of “Frape” was brought into the spotlight when a man was potentially facing up to 10 years for accessing the Facebook account of his ex-girlfriend and posting that she was a “whore” and would take “any offers.”  The man cooperated with authorities and only received a fine of 2,000 Euros (or $2,700).  While this story occurred in Ireland, who is to say that we won’t see this type of prosecution happen here in the US.  The US has already enacted several “revenge porn” laws that potentially carry large fines, bail bond amounts and prison sentences.  Read the original story below.

Original article: Facebook Rape — 'Frape' — Is Now A Crime That Could Get You 10 Years In Prison, In Ireland


Written by: Eric Granof

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