Revenge Porn Laws

38 States + DC have Revenge Porn Laws

Alabama

Distributing a private image. First offense, Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. Subsequent offenses, Class C felonies, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. SB301. Code of Alabama 1975 Secs 15-20A-4 to 15-20A-43 amended.

Alaska

Harassment in the Second Degree. Alaska Stat. § 11.61.120.

Arizona

Unlawful distribution of images depicting states of nudity or specific sexual activities. If disclosed by electronic means, Class 4 felony. If threatens to disclose but does not disclose, Class 1 Misdemeanor. Arizona Revised Statutes, 13-1425

Arkansas

Unlawful distribution of sexual images or recordings, Class A misdemeanor Arkansas Code 5-26-314 [effective July 22, 2015]

California

Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor. California Penal Code 647(j)(4)

Colorado

Posting a Private Image for Harassment (18-7-107) and Posting a Private Image for Pecuniary Gain (18-7-108). Class 1 Misdemeanor. Colorado Revised Statutes 18-7-107 and 18-7-108.

Connecticut

An Act Concerning Invasions of Privacy: Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image. Class A Misdemeanor. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-189c.

Delaware

Violation of Privacy. Class B Misdemeanor, Class G Felony if Aggravating Factors are Present. § 1335, Title 11, Delaware Code.

District of Columbia

Criminalization of Non-Consensual Pornography Act of 2014, felony, D.C. Law 20-275.

Florida

Sexual Cyberharassment. Misdemeanor of First Degree, Felony of Third Degree for Second or Subsequent violations. Florida Statute 784.049.[Goes into effect October 1, 2015]

Hawaii

Violation of Privacy in the First Degree. Class C Felony. Hawaii Revised Statutes,§ 711-1110.9.

Idaho

Video Voyeurism. Felony. § 18-6609, Idaho Code.

Illinois

Non-Consensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images. Class 4 Felony. § 11-23.5, Illinois Criminal Code.

Iowa

Harassment or Invasion of Privacy. Aggravated misdemeanor. Section 708.7, Code 2017.

Kansas

Breach of Privacy, felony. Kan. Stat. § 21-6101(a)(8).

Louisiana

Non-Consensual Disclosure of Intimate Image. R.S. 14:283.2.

Maine

Unauthorized Dissemination of Certain Private Images, class D crime, Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA 511-A.

Maryland

Stalking and Harassment. § 3-809, Maryland Code.

Michigan

Misdemeanor, Sec. 145e. See also Sec. 145f first offense punishable by 93 day sentence or fine up to $500.

Minnesota

Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images. Misdemeanor; felony if causes financial loss, intent to profit, intent to harass, posted to porn site, other factors. Also, conviction for nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images qualifies as a prior “qualified domestic violence-related offense” that enhances penalties for convictions for domestic assault, 4th & 5th degree assault, stalking, and violation of a harassment restraining order. Minn. Stat. § 617.261.

Nevada

Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image. Category D Felony. NRS, Chapter 200, §2-6.

New Hampshire

Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images. Felony. N.H. Rev. Stat. § 644:9-a.

New Jersey

Invasion of Privacy, Third Degree. § 2C:14-9, New Jersey Code.

New Mexico

Unauthorized Distribution of Sensitive Images. Misdemeanor, Fourth Degree Felony if Recidivist. New Mexico Criminal Code.

North Carolina

Disclosure of private images, class H felony (Class 1 misdemeanor if under age 18); General Statutes Section 14-190.5A.

North Dakota

Distribution of intimate images without or against consent, Class A misdemeanor; Section 12.1-17-07.2 of the North Dakota Century Code.

Oklahoma

Nonconsensual Dissemination of Sexual Images. Misdemeanor. Section 1040.13b of Title 21.

Oregon

Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image. Class A Misdemeanor, Class C Felony if Recidivist. ORS 161.005.

Pennsylvania

Unlawful Dissemination of Intimate Image. Second Degree Misdemeanor, First Degree if Person Depicted is a Minor. Title 18 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 3131.

South Dakota

Invasion of Privacy. Class 1 Misdemeanor, Class 6 Felony if Person Depicted is a Minor and Perpetrator is at least 21 years old. Section 4 of Chapter 22-21.

Tennessee

Unlawful Exposure. Class A Misdemeanor. Tenn. Pub. Act ch. 872.

Texas

Unlawful Disclosure or Promotion of Intimate Visual Material. Class A Misdemeanor. Texas Penal Code 21.16.[Effective September 1, 2015]

Utah

Distribution of intimate images, misdemeanor. § 76-5b-203, Utah Code.

Vermont

Unlawful Disclosure of Sexually Explicit Images Without Consent. Misdemeanor. Sec. 2. 13 V.S.A. § 2606.

Virginia

Unlawful Dissemination or Sale of Images of Another Person. Class 1 Misdemeanor. § 18.2-386.2, Code of Virginia.

Washington

Wrongful distribution of intimate images. Gross Misdemeanor. Title 9A RCW. Effective Date TBD.

West Virginia

Nonconsensual disclosure of private intimate images. Misdemeanor. §61-8-28a, Code of West Virginia. Effective July 7, 2017.

Wisconsin

Representations Depicting Nudity. § 942.09, Code of Wisconsin. See also text here.

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