Texas Revenge Porn Laws

Unlawful Disclosure or Promotion of Intimate Visual Material. Class A Misdemeanor.

Title: Texas Penal Code 21.16 “unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material”

A person commits an offense of unlawful disclosure of intimate visual material if:

a person intentionally discloses visual material depicting another person with their intimate parts exposed or engaged in sexual conduct and identifiable in any manor
the material was created/obtained under reasonable expectations of privacy
the disclosure of the visual material causes harm to the depicted person

A person commits an offense if the person intentionally threatens to disclose, without the consent of the depicted person, intimate parts are shown or sexual conduct and the actors makes the threat to obtain a benefit for not making the disclosure or in connections with the disclosure.

A person commits and offense if knowing the character and content of the material, promotes it on a website or any other publication owned or operated by the person.

Repercussions: An offense is a Class A misdemeanor.

 

Does not apply to: Law enforcement activity in prosecuting and investigation criminal offenses, medical or educational activities, legal proceedings, the reporting of unlawful conduct, matters of public interest, voluntary or commercial nudity/sex acts in public areas, and interactive computer services.