A person is guilty of violation of privacy if, except in the execution of a public
duty or as authorized by law, that person intentionally:
A. Commits a civil trespass on property with the intent to overhear or observe any
person in a private place; [1997, c. 467, §1 (AMD).]
B. Installs or uses in a private place without the consent of the person or persons
entitled to privacy in that place, any device for observing, photographing, recording,
amplifying or broadcasting sounds or events in that place; [1997, c. 467, §1 (AMD).]
C. Installs or uses outside a private place without the consent of the person or persons
entitled to privacy therein, any device for hearing, recording, amplifying or broadcasting
sounds originating in that place that would not ordinarily be audible or comprehensible
outside that place; or [1997, c. 467, §1 (AMD).]
D. Engages in visual surveillance in a public place by means of mechanical or electronic
equipment with the intent to observe or photograph, or record, amplify or broadcast
an image of any portion of the body of another person present in that place when that
portion of the body is in fact concealed from public view under clothing and a reasonable
person would expect it to be safe from surveillance. [1997, c. 467, §1 (NEW).]
1997, c. 467, §1 (AMD)
It is a defense to a prosecution under subsection 1, paragraph D that the person
subject to surveillance had in fact attained 14 years of age and had consented to
the visual surveillance.
1997, c. 467, §2 (NEW)
As used in this section, "private place" means a place where one may reasonably
expect to be safe from surveillance, including, but not limited to, changing or dressing
rooms, bathrooms and similar places.
2007, c. 688, §2 (AMD)
Violation of privacy is a Class D crime.
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW)
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).
1997, c. 467, §§1,2 (AMD).
1999, c. 116, §1 (AMD).
2007, c. 688, §2 (AMD).
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