In New Jersey, every sexting complaint is reviewed for recommendations to be dismissed, diverted, or referred for court action based on several criteria. If they are diverted, they will participate in a remedial education or counseling program paid for by the juvenile’s parent or guardian. This program is designed to educate the teen on the potential consequences associated with sexting.
Revenge porn in New Jersey could fall under 2C:14-9. Invasion of privacy: “An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose intimate parts are exposed or who is engaged in an act of sexual penetration or sexual contact, unless that person has consented to such disclosure. For purposes of this subsection, “disclose” means sell, manufacture, give, provide, lend, trade, mail, deliver, transfer, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, advertise or offer. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:43-3, a fine not to exceed $30,000 may be imposed for a violation of this subsection.”