Louisiana Revenge Porn Laws

Non-Consensual Disclosure of Intimate Image.

Title: LA HB 489 “Creates the crime of nonconsensual disclosure of a private image”

Status: In effect, as of 8/1/15 by Rep Julie Stokes

A person commits the offense of nonconsensual disclosure of a private image when:

  • The person intentionally discloses an image of another person who is seventeen years of age or older, who is identifiable from the image or information displayed about the image, and whose intimate parts are exposed in whole or in part.
  • The person who discloses the image obtained it when it was understood to remain private.
  • The person who discloses the image knew or should have known that the person in the image did not consent to the disclosure of the image.
  • The person who discloses the image has the intent to harass or cause emotional distress to the person in the image, and the person who commits the offense knew or should have known that the disclosure could harass or cause emotional distress to the person in the image.

Repercussions: Whoever commits the offense of nonconsensual disclosure of a private image shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than two years, or both.

Dose not apply to:

  • A disclosure made by any criminal justice agency lawfully for an investigation
  • A disclosure is made for or in connections with reporting unlawful conduct to authorities
  • A person who has voluntarily or knowingly exposed his or her intimate parts in a public setting
  • An image related to a matter of public interest, concern, or is related to a public figure who is involved in the resolution of important public questions, or due to his fame, shapes events in areas of concern to society.

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=954684