Arkansas Revenge Porn Laws

Unlawful distribution of sexual images or recordings, Class A misdemeanor

Title: AR SB 156
Introduced by AR Senator Hester and AR Representatives House and Wright
Status: Passed 2/17/15

For an Act to Be Entitled: An act to criminalize the distribution of an image, picture, video orvoice audio recording of a sexual nature to harass, frighten, intimidate, threaten, or abuse a family or household member or person in a current or former dating relationship: and for other purposes.

Subtitle: To Criminalize the distribution of images or recordings of sexual nature to harass, frighten, intimate, threaten, or abuse a family or household member or person from a dating relationship.

A person commits the offense of unlawful distribution of sexual images or recordings if, being 18 years of age or older with the purpose to harass, frighten, intimidate, threaten, or abuse another person the actor distributed an image, picture, video or audio recording of another person to a 3 rd party person by any means if the image, picture, video, or voice, or audio
recording:

  • depicts the person in a sexual nature or in a state of nudity
  • the other person is a family member of the actor or another person with whom the actor is in a current or former dating relationshipRepercussions:
  • Unlawful distribution of images or recordings is a Class A misdemeanor

(http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2015/2015R/Acts/Act304.pdf)