Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 64
Electronic Imaging Devices

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-64-2

§ 11-64-2. Video voyeurism.

(1) A person is guilty of video voyeurism when, for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification or stimulation, such person:

(a) Uses, installs or permits the use or installation of an imaging device to capture, record, store or transmit visual images of the intimate areas of another person without that other person’s knowledge and consent, and under circumstances in which that other person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.

(b) Intentionally, and with knowledge that the image was obtained in violation of subsection (a), disseminates, publishes, or sells such image of the captured representation of another person or persons depicted in the representation or reproduction, and who did not consent to the dissemination, publication or sale.

(2) A person is also guilty of video voyeurism when that person, for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification or stimulation, looks into an occupied dwelling or other building by use of an imaging device that provides images of the interior of a dwelling.

(3) A person found guilty of the crime of video voyeurism shall be imprisoned for not more than three (3) years in jail and/or fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5000).

History of Section.
P.L. 2004, ch. 202, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 206, § 2.