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Iowa Cyberstalking Laws

Iowa Cyberstalking Laws

708.7 Harassment.

    1. A person commits harassment when, with intent to intimidate, annoy, or alarm another person, the person does any of the following:
      1. Communicates with another by telephone, telegraph, writing, or via electronic communication without legitimate purpose and in a manner likely to cause the other person annoyance or harm.
      2. Places a simulated explosive or simulated incendiary device in or near a building, vehicle, airplane, railroad engine or railroad car, or boat occupied by another person.
      3. Orders merchandise or services in the name of another, or to be delivered to another, without the other person’s knowledge or consent.
      4. Reports or causes to be reported false information to a law enforcement authority implicating another in some criminal activity, knowing that the information is false, or reports the alleged occurrence of a criminal act, knowing the act did not occur.
    2. A person commits harassment when the person, purposefully and without legitimate purpose, has personal contact with another person, with the intent to threaten, intimidate, or alarm that other person. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, “personal contact” means an encounter in which two or more people are in visual or physical proximity to each other. “Personal contact” does not require a physical touching or oral communication, although it may include these types of contacts.

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Posted by admin - September 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm

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Vermont Cyberstalking Laws

Vermont Cyberstalking Laws

Sec. 2. 13 V.S.A. § 1027 Disturbing peace by use of telephone or other electronic communications

  1. A person who, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass or annoy, makes contact by means of a telephonic or other electronic communication with another and
    1. makes any request, suggestion or proposal which is obscene, lewd, lascivious or indecent;
    2. threatens to inflict injury or physical harm to the person or property of any person; or
    3. disturbs, or attempts to disturb, by repeated anonymous telephone calls or other electronic communications, whether or not conversation ensues, the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person at the place where the communication or communications are received

    shall be fined not more than $250.00 or be imprisoned not more than three months or both. If the defendant has previously been convicted of a violation of this section or of an offense under the laws of another state or of the United States which would have been an offense under this act if committed in this state, the defendant shall be fined not more than $500.00 or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

  2. An intent to terrify, threaten, harass or annoy may be inferred by the trier of fact from the use of obscene, lewd, lascivious or indecent language or the making of a threat or statement or repeated anonymous telephone calls or other electronic communications as set forth in this section and any trial court may in its discretion include a statement to this effect in its jury charge.
  3. An offense committed by use of a telephone or other electronic communication device as set forth in this section shall be considered to have been committed at either the place where the telephone call or calls originated or at the place where the communication or communications or calls were received. (Added 1967, No. 171, § 1; amended 1999, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)

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Posted by admin - August 31, 2010 at 10:38 pm

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Montana Cyberstalking Laws

Montana Cyberstalking Laws

45-8-213. Privacy in communications. (1) “Except as provided in 69-6-104, a person commits the offense of violating privacy in communications if the person knowingly or purpose”
(a) “with the purpose to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend, communicates with a person by telephone or electronic mail and uses obscene, lewd, or profane language, suggests a lewd or lascivious act, or threatens to inflict injury or physical harm to the person or property of the person. The use of obscene, lewd, or profane language or the making of a threat or lewd or lascivious suggestions is prima facie evidence of an intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend.”

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Indiana Cyberstalking Laws

Indiana Cyberstalking Laws

IC 35-45-2-2
Sec. 2. (a) A person who, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person but with no intent of legitimate communication:

  1. makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues;
  2. communicates with a person by telegraph, mail, or other form of written communication;
  3. transmits an obscene message, or indecent or profane words, on a Citizens Radio Service channel; or
  4. uses a computer network (as defined in IC 35-43-2-3(a)) or other form of electronic communication to:
    1. communicate with a person; or
    2. transmit an obscene message or indecent or profane words to a person

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Posted by admin - August 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm

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Connecticut Cyberstalking Laws

Connecticut Cyberstalking Laws

Sec. 53a-182b. Harassment in the first degree: Class D felony.

    (a) A person is guilty of harassment in the first degree when, with the intent to harass, annoy, alarm or terrorize
    another person, he threatens to kill or physically injure that person or any other person, and communicates
    such threat by telephone, or by telegraph, mail, computer network, as defined in section 53a-250, or any other
    form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm and has been convicted of a
    capital felony, a class A felony, a class B felony, except a conviction under section 53a-86 or 53a-122, a class
    C felony, except a conviction under section 53a-87, 53a-152 or 53a-153, or a class D felony under sections
    53a-60 to 53a-60c, inclusive, 53a-72a, 53a-72b, 53a-95, 53a-103, 53a-103a, 53a-114, 53a-136 or 53a-216.
    For the purposes of this section, “convicted” means having a judgment of conviction entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.(b) For purposes of this section, such offense may be deemed to have been committed either at the place
    where the telephone call was made or where it was received.

    (c) The court may order any person convicted under this section to be examined by one or more psychiatrists.

    (d) Harassment in the first degree is a class D felony.

Sec. 53a-183. Harassment in the second degree: Class C misdemeanor.

    • (1) By telephone, he addresses another in or uses indecent or obscene language; or
      (2) with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person, he communicates with a person by telegraph or
      mail, by electronically transmitting a facsimile through connection with a telephone network, by
      computer network, as defined in section 53a-250, or by any other form of written communication, in a
      manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or
      (3) with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person, he makes a telephone call, whether or not a
      conversation ensues, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm.
  • (a) A person is guilty of harassment in the second degree when:
    (b) For purposes of this section such offense may be deemed to have been committed either at the place where the
    telephone call was made, or at the place where it was received.

    (c) The court may order any person convicted under this section to be examined by one or more psychiatrists.

    (d) Harassment in the second degree is a class C misdemeanor.

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Alabama Cyberstalking Laws

Alabama Abuse Code

Section 13A-11-8

    1. HARASSMENT.- A person commits the crime of harassment if, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, he or she either:
      1. Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise touches a person or subjects him or her to physical contact.
      2. Directs abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture towards another person.
    2. For purposes of this section, harassment shall include a threat, verbal or nonverbal, made with the intent to carry out the threat, that would cause a reasonable person who is the target of the threat to fear for his or her safety.
    3. Harassment is a Class C misdemeanor.
    1. HARASSING COMMUNICATIONS. – A person commits the crime of harassing communications if, with intent to harass or alarm another person, he or she does any of the following:
      1. Communicates with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, telegraph, mail, or any other form of written or electronic communication, in a manner likely to harass or cause alarm.
      2. Makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legitimate communication.
      3. Telephones another person and addresses to or about such other person any lewd or obscene words or language.

      Nothing in this section shall apply to legitimate business telephone communications.

    2. Harassing communications is a Class C misd

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