SB 1014 - This act creates the offenses of "nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images" and "the threat of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images."
A person commits the offense of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images when he or she, with the intent of harassing, coercing, or threatening any person, intentionally disseminates an image of another person who is at least 18, identifiable from the image or information displayed in connection with the image, and is engaged in sexual activity or whose intimate parts are exposed, in whole or in part; obtains the image under circumstances a reasonable person would know or understand that the image was to remain private; and, knows or should have known that the person in the image did not consent to the dissemination.
Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images is a Class D felony.
A person commits the offense of the threat of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images when he or she threatens to disseminate an image, which if disseminated would constitute nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images.
The threat of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images is a Class A misdemeanor.
A dissemination may be exempt from the provisions of this section if it is made for the purpose of a criminal investigation that is otherwise lawful, the reporting of unlawful conduct, the images involve voluntary exposure in public or a commercial setting, or if the dissemination serves a lawful public purpose.
This act does not place any liability on telecommunications mediums used to distribute images that are covered under this section.
A person convicted under this section is subject to the forfeiture provisions under sections 513.600 to 513.660.
This act is similar to HB 1558 (2018).