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DENVER - A man accused of posting intimate photos of his former girlfriend online was in court Friday morning.

The Denver District Attorney's Office advised 25-year-old Michael Clasen of charges he is facing including stalking, vandalism, and posting an image for harassment. The last charge is a new revenge-porn law that took effect July 1. Prosecutors say it's the first such case filed in Denver.

"We have this ability through social media and through internet sites to share information instantly around the world and one of the negative things that has come from that is that if people choose, they can put things up online, to strictly harass or embarrass people," said Lynn Kimbrough with the DA's office.

Posting an image for harassment is a misdemeanor and typically carries up to 18 months in jail and a fine. Clasen also faces felony charges, so he could spend time in prison.

He's being held on $50,000 bond.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation with The Associated Press)

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