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New York Cyberstalking Laws

New York Cyberstalking Laws

ยง240.30 Aggravated harassment in the second degree.
A person is guilty of aggravated harassment in the second degree when, with intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person, he or she:
1. Either
(a) communicates with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, by telegraph, or by mail, or by transmitting or delivering any other form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or
(b) causes a communication to be initiated by mechanical or electronic means or otherwise with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, by telegraph, or by mail, or by transmitting or delivering any other form of written communication, in a manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or
2. Makes a telephone call, whether or not a conversation ensues, with no purpose of legitimate communication; or
3. Strikes, shoves, kicks, or otherwise subjects another person to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same because of a belief or perception regarding such person’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct; or
4. Commits the crime of harassment in the first degree and has previously been convicted of the crime of harassment in the first degree as defined by section 240.25 of this article within the preceding ten years.
5. For the purposes of subdivision one of this section, “form of written communication” shall include, but not be limited to, a recording as defined in subdivision six of section 275.00 of this part.
Aggravated harassment in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

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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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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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