Utah Revenge Porn Laws

Distribution of intimate images – Misdemeanor or Felony for second offense

Title: Title 76, Utah Criminal Code, regarding distributing intimate images of a person without that person’s permission.

Status: In effect, as of 2014

An actor commits the offense of distribution of intimate images if the actor, with the intent to cause emotional distress or harm, knowingly or intentionally distributes to any third party any intimate image of an individual who is 18 years of age or older, if:

– the actor knows that the depicted individual has not given consent

– the image was created or provided with the reasonable expectation of privacy

– actual emotional distress or harm is caused by the distribution of the image

Repercussions:

Distribution of an intimate image is a Class A misdemeanor
Distribution of an intimate image is a third-degree felony on a second or subsequent conviction for an offense in this section from a separate criminal episode

 

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.

 

(https://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0071.html)