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Virginia Cyberstalking Laws

Virginia Cyberstalking Laws

§ 18.2-152.7:1
If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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Posted by admin - August 31, 2010 at 10:40 pm

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South Dakota Cyberstalknig Laws

South Dakota Cyberstalking Laws

22-19A-1. Stalking as a misdemeanor–Second offense a felony. No person may:

  1. Willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follow or harass another person;
  2. Make a credible threat to another person with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear of death or great bodily injury; or
  3. Willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly harass another person by means of any verbal, electronic, digital media, mechanical, telegraphic, or written communication.

A violation of this section constitutes the crime of stalking. Stalking is a Class 1 misdemeanor. However, any second or subsequent conviction occurring within ten years of a prior conviction under this section is a Class 6 felony.

Source: SL 1992, ch 162, § 1; SL 1993, ch 176, § 1; SL 1997, ch 132, § 1; SL 2001, ch 112, § 1; SL 2002, ch 109, § 5; SL 2006, ch 120, § 1.

49-31-31. Threatening or harassing contacts by telephone or other electronic communication device as misdemeanor. It is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to use a telephone or other electronic communication device for any of the following purposes:

  1. To contact another person with intent to terrorize, intimidate, threaten, harass or annoy such person by using obscene or lewd language or by suggesting a lewd or lascivious act;
  2. To contact another person with intent to threaten to inflict physical harm or injury to any person or property;
  3. To contact another person with intent to extort money or other things of value;
  4. To contact another person with intent to disturb that person by repeated anonymous telephone calls or intentionally failing to replace the receiver or disengage the telephone connection.

It is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person to knowingly permit a telephone or other electronic communication device under his or her control to be used for a purpose prohibited by this section.

Source: SL 1967, ch 30, § 1; SL 1983, ch 15, § 121; SL 2008, ch 240, § 1.

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Delaware Cyberstalking Laws

Delaware Cyberstalking Laws

1311. Harassment; class A misdemeanor.

    • (1) That person insults, taunts or challenges another person or engages in any other course of alarming or distressing conduct which serves no legitimate purpose and is in a manner which the person knows is likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response or cause a reasonable person to suffer fear, alarm, or distress;

      (2) Communicates with a person by telephone, telegraph, mail or any other form of written or electronic communication in a manner which the person knows is likely to cause annoyance or alarm including, but not limited to, intrastate telephone calls initiated by vendors for the purpose of selling goods or services;

      (3) Knowingly permits any telephone under that person’s control to be used for a purpose prohibited by this section;

      (4) In the course of a telephone call that person uses obscene language or language suggesting that the recipient of the call engage with that person or another person in sexual relations of any sort, knowing that the person is thereby likely to cause annoyance or alarm to the recipient of the call; or

      (5) Makes repeated or anonymous telephone calls to another person whether or not conversation ensues, knowing that person is thereby likely to cause annoyance or alarm.

  • (a) A person is guilty of harassment when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another person:

    (b) Harassment is a class A misdemeanor.

11 Del. C. 1953, § 1311; 58 Del. Laws, c. 497, § 1; 67 Del. Laws, c. 130, § 8; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 316, § 3; 74 Del. Laws, c. 362, § 1; 76 Del. Laws, c. 343, §§ 1, 2.;

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Posted by admin - August 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm

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Arkansas Cyberstalking Laws

Arkansas Online Abuse Laws

§ 5-41-108. Unlawful computerized communications

    1. A person commits the offense of unlawful computerized communications if:
      1. With the purpose to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass another person, he sends a message to the person on an electronic mail or other computerized communication system and in that message threatens to cause physical injury to any person or damage to the property of any person; or
      2. With the purpose to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass another person, he sends a message on an electronic mail or other computerized communication system with the reasonable expectation that the person will receive the message and in that message threatens to cause physical injury to any person or damage to the property of any person; or
      3. With the purpose to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass another person, he sends a message to another person on an electronic mail or other computerized communication system and in that message uses any obscene, lewd, or profane language; or
      4. With the purpose to frighten, intimidate, threaten, abuse, or harass another person, he sends a message on an electronic mail or other computerized communication system with the reasonable expectation that the person will receive the message and in that message uses any obscene, lewd, or profane language.
    2. Unlawful computerized communications is a Class A misdemeanor.

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