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You could get charged for sharing someone’s nudes without consent

| Aug 12, 2020 | Sex Crimes |

All it takes is a few seconds alone in the room to take a sexy snapshot and send it on its way to someone else. Sharing these kinds of intimate images and making videos of sexual acts have become mainstream behaviors. There’s no shame in using technology to help boost your romantic life.

Having a treasure trove of video and pictures can feel exciting, but it’s not an excitement that you can share with others. If your ex sent you sexy photographs or if you created a video of your sexual activity with one another, it’s important that you understand that you may own those images, but you don’t have the right to share them without permission.

Indiana has two laws against so-called revenge porn

People refer to a situation where one person shares intimate images of another without their permission revenge porn. It often takes place after a relationship ends, and it can do damage to the non-consenting individual’s personal relationships and career.

Indiana has two separate laws aimed at this practice. Those who share sexual images of someone else without their consent can face criminal charges because of that decision. A first offense will be a misdemeanor, while a second offense could be a level 6 felony.

There is another law that lets people take civil action in these cases to recover damages because of the non-consensual dissemination of private information and images. Individuals who discovered that someone has shared their nude or sexual images without permission also have the right to file a civil lawsuit against the person who shared those images.

Those dealing with any kind of allegations related to sex crimes will need help. Kammen & Moudy can put our experience to work for you in difficult situations.