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Is Revenge Porn Illegal in Kansas & Missouri?

Is Revenge Porn Illegal in Kansas & Missouri?

In today’s world, when two people are involved in an intimate relationship, sharing romantic texts and other messages can evolve into sharing intimate, sexual images of one another. However, when the relationship heads south, angry partners may sometimes share private photos and videos of their ex—with the purpose of causing embarrassment and shame.

This is known as “revenge porn,” which is defined as sharing images depicting nudity without the consent of the person who was recorded. When private images are made available to the public, the victim can suffer significant damage to their personal life and professional reputation.

So far, there are 37 states that have passed legislation that criminalizes revenge porn, including Kansas and Missouri.

In Kansas, the crime is known as “breach of privacy,” which is defined as knowingly and without consent disseminating any nude or sexual photo, video, or any visual materials of another person who is at least 18 years of age with the intent to harass or intimidate the individual. The crime is a severity level 8 person felony.

In Missouri, a person can be charged for threatening the dissemination of private and sexual photos, videos, and images of another person without consent in order to gain anything of value. The crime is a Class E felony.

If you have been accused of sharing revenge porn in Kansas or Missouri, contact Stein Law, LLC and schedule a free consultation today.

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