Kansas Statutes Chapter 21. Crimes and Punishments § 21-5428. Blackmail

(a) Blackmail is intentionally gaining or attempting to gain anything of value or compelling or attempting to compel another to act against such person's will, by threatening to:

(1) Communicate accusations or statements about any person that would subject such person or any other person to public ridicule, contempt or degradation;  or

(2) disseminate any videotape, photograph, film or image obtained in violation of K.S.A. 21-6101(a)(6) or (a)(8) , and amendments thereto.

(b) Blackmail as defined in:

(1) Subsection (a)(1) is a severity level 7, nonperson felony;  and

(2) subsection (a)(2) is a severity level 4, person felony.


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