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Is Revenge Porn Illegal in Ohio?

Yes, revenge porn or formally in the statute called “dissemination of images of another person” is illegal in Ohio.  It is illegal to knowingly distribute a private, sexually explicit image of a person without that individual’s consent. 

 

A first-time offender would receive a third-degree misdemeanor, while a second-time offender would receive a second-degree misdemeanor. A third or subsequent offense would warrant a first-degree misdemeanor. The statute also allows the victim to take civil action if someone distributes their sexual photos without their consent, and provides protections to victims in an academic setting. 

Categories: Sex Crimes
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