North Dakota Revenge Porn Laws

Distribution of intimate images without or against consent, class A misdemeanor

 

Title: Section 12.1-17-07.2 of the North Dakota Century Code “Distribution of intimate images without or against consent – Penalty”

 

Status: In effect, as of January 6th, 2015

 

A person commits the offense of distribution of intimate images if the person knowingly or intentionally distributes to any third party any intimate image of an individual eighteen year of age or older, if:

The person knows that the depicted individual has not given consent to the person to distribute the image
The intimate image was created or provided in circumstances in which there is a reasonable expectation of privacy
Actual emotional distress of harm is caused to the individual because of the distribution

 

Repercussions: Distribution of an intimate image is a class A misdemeanor.

 

Does not apply to: lawful practices of law enforcement, prosecutorial agency functions, reporting criminal offenses, court or judicial proceedings, lawful medical practices and procedures, and images portrayed in lawful commercial settings.

 

(https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/64-2015/documents/15-0982-03000.pdf?20150621075722)