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Connections: Victim advocates discuss the impact of unsolicited graphic photos


Monroe County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell has admitted that he sent a photo of male genitalia to a 19-year-old woman. The woman had come to Flagler-Mitchell seeking guidance after a mass shooting at her house this past summer. Flagler-Mitchell told the Democrat & Chronicle that he intended the picture to go to his wife, not the young woman.

Sexual assault prevention experts say that sending unsolicited graphic photos can be a form of assault and are often used to exert power and control. We discuss the issue. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.