Also known as “revenge porn”, it is illegal to post, share, or spread images and videos of current or former sexual partners if the intent is to harass, annoy, or alarm the person in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This blog will look into the consequences of disseminating photographs and videos people over the age of 18.
…”a person commits the offense of unlawful dissemination of intimate image if, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm a current or former sexual or intimate partner, the person disseminates a visual depiction of the current or former sexual or intimate partner in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual conduct.”
There is one defense that may be used to protect a person that was accused for this crime. That defense is that there was consent from the person in the picture or video that the image could be shared.
If a person is found guilty of committing this crime, it is considered a misdemeanor of the second degree.
If the person who shared the photos, or the person in the photos, is located in PA, then PA has the right to charge the person for the crime.
Criminal and Civil Repercussions
If you or a loved one is being charged with disseminating images, you should contact an experienced legal team to ensure all of your rights are protected. The Law Office of Vincent J. Caputo can help with any and all criminal matters.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of someone disseminating intimate images, you may be eligible for financial compensation for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Contact the Law Office of Vincent J. Caputo for a free consultation.