Sexting Laws in New Mexico

HB 65, signed into law February 25, 2016: The provisions of Subsection A of this section shall not apply to a depiction possessed by a child under the age of eighteen in which the depicted child is between the ages of fourteen and eighteen and the depicted child knowingly and voluntarily consented to the possession, […]

Sexting Laws in New York

In New York, the two persons involved in sending and receiving the message must both be under twenty and must be within five years of age from each other. They will have to participate in an education reform program that involves a maximum of eight hours of instruction that provides information regarding the legal consequences […]

Sexting Laws in North Carolina

There is no sexting law in North Carolina as of July, 2022. However, the law below may be indirectly or directly implicated. Revenge Porn Law: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H792v6.pdf

Sexting Laws in North Dakota

It is a misdemeanor to create or possess a sexually expressive image without written consent of the individual. It is a misdemeanor to send sexually expressive images with the intent to harm the individual in the image who has a reasonable expectation of privacy; or after being told by the individual, parent or guardian does […]

Sexting Laws in Ohio

There is no sexting law in Ohio as of July, 2022. Proposed sexting bill (2019): https://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_133/bills/sb239/IN/00?format=pdf Revenge porn law: (March 2019) Prohibit disseminating private sexual images. To amend sections 2907.01, 2981.02, and 2981.04 and to enact sections 9.74, 2307.66, 2917.211, and 3345.49 of the Revised Code to prohibit the nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, […]

Sexting Laws in Oklahoma

2014 Oklahoma Statutes Title 10A. Children and Juvenile Code §10A-2-8-221. Transmission of obscenity and child pornography. A. Whenever the district attorney for any district has reasonable cause to believe that an individual, with knowledge of its content, is engaged in sending a transmission or causing a transmission to originate within this state containing obscene material […]

Sexting Laws in Oregon

There is no sexting law in Oregon as of July 2022. However, the law below may be indirectly or directly implicated. ORS 163.689 Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child in the second degree (1) A person commits the crime of possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conduct of a child in […]

Sexting Laws in Pennsylvania

§ 6321. Transmission of sexually explicit images by minor. Summary offense.–Except as provided in section 6312 (relating to sexual abuse of children), a minor commits a summary offense when the minor: (1)  Knowingly transmits, distributes, publishes or disseminates an electronic communication containing a sexually explicit image of himself. (2)  Knowingly possesses or knowingly views a […]

Sexting Laws in Rhode Island

§ 11-9-1.4.  Minor electronically disseminating indecent material to another person — “Sexting” prohibited. (a) Definitions as used in this section: (1) “Minor” means any person not having reached eighteen (18) years of age; (2) “Computer” has the meaning given to that term in § 11-52-1; (3) “Telecommunication device” means an analog or digital electronic device which […]

Sexting Laws in South Carolina

In South Carolina, there is no sexting law or revenge porn law as of July 2022.  However, both have been proposed in the past. Proposed sexting law, S. 296 (last active 3-07-2011): http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/296.htm Proposed revenge porn law, S 1319 (last active 5-24-2016): http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/bills/1319.htm   SECTION 16-15-355. Disseminating obscene material to minor twelve years of age […]

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