North Dakota Century Code Title 12.1. Criminal Code § 12.1-20-12.3. Sexual extortion

1. An individual commits the offense of sexual extortion if the individual:

a. With an intent to coerce a victim to engage in sexual contact, in sexually explicit conduct, or in simulated sexually explicit conduct, or to produce, provide, or distribute an image, video, or other recording of any individual engaged in sexually explicit conduct or any intimate image of an individual, or a demand for money, communicates in person or by electronic means:

(1) A threat to the victim's or another's person, property, or reputation;  or

(2) A threat to distribute or an enticement to delete an intimate image or video of the victim or another.

b. Knowingly causes a victim to engage in sexual contact, in sexually explicit conduct, or in simulated sexually explicit conduct, or to produce, provide, or distribute any image, video, or other recording of any individual engaged in sexually explicit conduct or any intimate image of an individual, or a demand for money, by means of:

(1) A threat to the victim's or another's person, property, or reputation;  or

(2) A threat to distribute or an enticement to delete an intimate image or video of the victim or another.

2. The offense is:

a. A class B felony if the actor's conduct violates subdivision b of subsection 1 and the victim is a minor or vulnerable adult, otherwise a class A misdemeanor.

b. A class A misdemeanor if the actor's conduct violates subdivision a of subsection 1.

3. For purposes of this section:

a. “Intimate image” has the meaning provided in subsection 1 of section 12.1-17-07.2 .

b. “Sexual contact” has the meaning provided in section 12.1-20-02 .

c. “Sexually explicit conduct” has the meaning provided in subsection 1 of section 12.1-17-07.2 .

d. “Simulated sexually explicit conduct” has the meaning provided in subsection 1 of section 12.1-17-07 .


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