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Freeman: Legislation to criminalize nonconsensual pornography passes committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 20, 2019) – Recently, a bill authored by State Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) that would criminalize nonconsensual pornography passed the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law unanimously.

Senate Bill 243 would make it a Class A misdemeanor for a person who distributes a photo of another individual without consent as well as increase the penalty to a Level 6 felony for an offenders with a prior conviction.

Under current law, there is no recourse for victims of this crime.

“In 2018, I authored this same legislation after hearing from a victim in our community, and I am glad this bill is moving through the process this session,” Freeman said. “If a photo is shared without an individual’s consent, their privacy is violated. If passed, this legislation would provide victims with recourse for justice.”

SB 243 will now move to the full Senate for further consideration.


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