46 States + DC + One Territory NOW have Revenge Porn Laws

Alabama

Distributing a private image. First offense, Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail. Subsequent offenses, Class C felonies, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. SB301Code of Alabama 1975 Secs 15-20A-4 to 15-20A-43 amended. 

Alaska

Harassment in the Second Degree. Alaska Stat. § 11.61.120.

Arizona

Unlawful distribution of images depicting states of nudity or specific sexual activities. If disclosed by electronic means, Class 4 felony. If threatens to disclose but does not disclose, Class 1 Misdemeanor. Arizona Revised Statutes, 13-1425

Arkansas

Unlawful distribution of sexual images or recordings, Class A misdemeanor Arkansas Code 5-26-314 [effective July 22, 2015]

California

Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor. California Penal Code 647(j)(4) 

Colorado

Posting a Private Image for Harassment (18-7-107) and Posting a Private Image for Pecuniary Gain (18-7-108). Class 1 Misdemeanor. Colorado Revised Statutes 18-7-107 and 18-7-108.

Connecticut

An Act Concerning Invasions of Privacy: Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image. Class A Misdemeanor. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-189c.

Delaware

Violation of Privacy. Class B Misdemeanor, Class G Felony if Aggravating Factors are Present. § 1335, Title 11, Delaware Code.

District of Columbia

 Criminalization of Non-Consensual Pornography Act of 2014, felony, D.C. Law 20-275.

Florida

 Sexual Cyberharassment. Misdemeanor of First Degree, Felony of Third Degree for Second or Subsequent violations. Florida Statute 784.049.[Goes into effect October 1, 2015]

Guam

Unlawful Distribution of Images. First conviction is misdemeanor. Second conviction is third degree felony.  Public Law No. 33-171.

Hawaii

Violation of Privacy in the First Degree. Class C Felony. Hawaii Revised Statutes,§ 711-1110.9.

Idaho

Video Voyeurism. Felony. § 18-6609, Idaho Code.

Illinois

Non-Consensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images. Class 4 Felony. § 11-23.5, Illinois Criminal Code.

Indiana

Nonconsensual pornography. Class 6 Felony. Senate Bill 192 and Senate Bill 243.

Iowa

Harassment or Invasion of Privacy. Aggravated misdemeanor. Section 708.7, Code 2017.

Kansas

Breach of Privacy, felony. Kan. Stat. § 21-6101(a)(8).

Kentucky

Distribution of sexually explicit images without consent. Class A misdemeanor for 1st offense, Class D felony for subsequent offenses, if distributed for profit or gain-Class D felony for 1st offense & Class C felony for subsequent offenses. KRS 531.120 

Louisiana

Non-Consensual Disclosure of Intimate Image. R.S. 14:283.2.

Maine

Unauthorized Dissemination of Certain Private Images, class D crime,  Sec. 1. 17-A MRSA 511-A.

Maryland

Stalking and Harassment. § 3-809, Maryland Code.

Michigan

Misdemeanor, Sec. 145e. See also Sec. 145f first offense punishable by 93 day sentence or fine up to $500.

Minnesota

Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images. Misdemeanor; felony if causes financial loss, intent to profit, intent to harass, posted to porn site, other factors. Also, conviction for nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images qualifies as a prior “qualified domestic violence-related offense” that enhances penalties for convictions for domestic assault, 4th & 5th degree assault, stalking, and violation of a harassment restraining order. Minn. Stat. § 617.261.

Missouri

Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images. Class D felony for dissemination, class E felony for threatening dissemination. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 573.110 & 573.112

Montana

Privacy in Communications. First and second convictions are misdemeanors. Third conviction is felony. House Bill 192 related to § 45-8-213

Nebraska

Knowing and intentional distribution of image or video. Class I Misdemeanor.  LB 630

Nevada

Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image. Category D Felony.  NRS, Chapter 200, §2-6.

New Hampshire

Nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images. Felony. N.H. Rev. Stat. § 644:9-a.

New Jersey

Invasion of Privacy, Third Degree. § 2C:14-9, New Jersey Code.

New Mexico

Unauthorized Distribution of Sensitive Images. Misdemeanor, Fourth Degree Felony if Recidivist. New Mexico Criminal Code.

New York

Unlawful Dissemination or Publication of an Intimate Image. NY State Senate Bill S1719C

North Carolina

Disclosure of private images, class H felony (Class 1 misdemeanor if under age 18); General Statutes Section 14-190.5A.

North Dakota

Distribution of intimate images without or against consent, Class A misdemeanor; Section 12.1-17-07.2 of the North Dakota Century Code.

Ohio

Prohibit disseminating private sexual images. HB 497.

Oklahoma

Nonconsensual Dissemination of Sexual Images. Misdemeanor. Section 1040.13b of Title 21.

Oregon

Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image. Class A Misdemeanor, Class C Felony if Recidivist. ORS 161.005.

Pennsylvania

Unlawful Dissemination of Intimate Image. Second Degree Misdemeanor, First Degree if Person Depicted is a Minor.  Title 18 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 3131.

Rhode Island

Unauthorized dissemination of indecent material. Misdemeanor for first violation, felony for second or subsequent violation, and felony if material was used to commit extortion or “sextortion.” Chapter 11-64-3 of the General Laws

South Dakota

Invasion of Privacy. Class 1 Misdemeanor, Class 6 Felony if Person Depicted is a Minor and Perpetrator is at least 21 years old. Section 4 of Chapter 22-21. 

Tennessee

Unlawful Exposure. Class A Misdemeanor. Tenn. Pub. Act ch. 872.

Texas

Unlawful Disclosure or Promotion of Intimate Visual Material. Class A Misdemeanor. Texas Penal Code 21.16.[Effective September 1, 2015]

Utah

Distribution of intimate images, misdemeanor. § 76-5b-203, Utah Code.

Vermont

Unlawful Disclosure of Sexually Explicit Images Without Consent. Misdemeanor. Sec. 2. 13 V.S.A. § 2606.

Virginia

Unlawful Dissemination or Sale of Images of Another Person. Class 1 Misdemeanor. § 18.2-386.2, Code of Virginia.

Washington

Wrongful distribution of intimate images. Gross Misdemeanor. Title 9A RCW. Effective Date TBD.

West Virginia

Nonconsensual disclosure of private intimate images. Misdemeanor. §61-8-28a, Code of West Virginia. Effective July 7, 2017.

Wisconsin

Representations Depicting Nudity. § 942.09, Code of Wisconsin. See also text here.