05/07/2014 09:57 am ET

Sexism, Lies And Videotape Imperil Women's Privacy

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In early 2013 a woman in Manhattan, N.Y., discovered secret videos of a man she was dating having sex with multiple women. She found them on his YouTube account and asked him to explain, but he deleted the videos and went preemptively to the police to complain that she'd committed the crime of tampering with his computer files.

What happened next would turn the woman's life upside down for an entire year because rather than arresting the man, the cops charged her with a crime for violating his privacy by accessing his computer files.

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