Smartphones have made it so easy. And repeatedly, in homes across the country, it has happened over and over. But he sends it to his friends. And the picture gets texted to others, and others and others.
House Bill would require a first-time offender to register for 10 years on the nonpublic registry used only by law enforcement, as long as the victim was not under the age of Anyone convicted of sharing a sexually explicit image of a child or of committing a second offense within a five-year period must register on the public list for life. Jeanne Hruska, policy director for the ACLU, said the sex offender registry is intended to advance public safety by ensuring that the community is aware of serial predators — people who have committed sex crimes in the past and are most likely to do so again. The ACLU is not opposed to registries, but believes they should be reserved as punishment in very specific cases, including when there is likelihood of recidivism and the crime is sexual in nature. For example, she said, a girl mad at her best friend could dig up a sexually explicit image, which is shared on a piece of paper and may never hit the internet. Eder-Linell said Thursday that both instances are damaging to victims, who can suffer lifelong consequences, especially when these images are posted online. Chris Sununu has backed the bill, which he referenced in his legislative agenda shared Tuesday with the public.
The high court is deciding whether to accept the appeal of three women who were convicted of public nudity at Weirs Beach in Laconia in Part of a campaign advocating for the rights of women to go topless, Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and Ginger Pierro argue the city's ordinance discriminates on the basis of gender and that the Supreme Court should step in to settle disagreements on the issue that have arisen elsewhere. The court asked the state to respond in September.
Prosecutors persuaded the judge in the Laconia case by pointing to a state law allowing towns:. The attorney for the women was state Rep. Dan Hynes.