TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, often tells the story about how she was sexually abused as a child for years by her nanny.
She channeled the pain into a lifetime of helping other abuse survivors. Now she's been victimized again, and she's taking action as only a legislator can.
Book told The Associated Press that a teenager tried to extort her months ago by threatening to reveal nude photos that were stolen from her.
She learned that the images had been bought and traded online for a decade. So now she's sponsoring a bill to toughen Florida laws in hopes of preventing other victims.
It will get its first hearing Tuesday.