Unlawful Distribution of An Image (Revenge Porn)

Unlawful Distribution of An Image (Revenge Porn)

The Act makes “non‐consensual dissemination of private sexual images,” otherwise known as “revenge porn” a Class 4 felony. It is a crime to knowingly post sexually explicit photos, video, voice recordings, etc. of another person online without the person’s consent. Revenge porn is a growing problem due to increased use of social media and other technology. Posts are sexual exploitation and often include names, addresses, e‐mail addresses and other information that compromises the safety of victims and their families.  The Act includes exceptions for telecommunications and law enforcement and voluntary exposure in public or commercial settings.

Submitted as:

Illinois
SB 1009
Status: Signed into law on December 29, 2014.