Vermont Revenge Porn Laws

Unlawful Disclosure of Sexually Explicit Images Without Consent. Misdemeanor.

TitleSec. 2. 13 V.S.A. § 2606 Disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent

Status: in effect, as of 2016

A person violates this section if he or she knowingly discloses a visual image of an identifiable person who is nude or who is engaged in sexual conduct, without his or her consent, with the intent to harm, harass, intimidate, threaten, or coerce the person depicted, and the disclosure would cause a reasonable person to suffer harm. A person may be identifiable from the image itself or information offered in connection with the image. Consent to recording of the visual image does not, by itself, constitute consent for disclosure of the image.

Repercussions:

– Violators will be imprisoned up to 2 years or fined up to $2,000, or both.
– Violators with the intent of disclosing the image for profit shall be imprisoned up to 5  years or fined up to $10,000, or both.

 

Does not apply to:  images involving voluntary nudity or sexual conduct in public or commercial settings, disclosure make in lawful common practices, disclosures of materials that are a matter of public concern, and interactive computer services.

 

 

 

 

 

(https://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2016/Docs/BILLS/H-0105/H-0105%20As%20Passed%20by%20Both%20House%20and%20Senate%20Unofficial.pdf)