In 2015, Florida became the 16th state to enact a law criminalizing the posting of sexually explicit images of other people without their consent.[1] Anyone who violates this law may be guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine for the first offense. Any subsequent offense is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.


The statute also authorizes a law enforcement officer to arrest, without a warrant, any person that he or she has probable cause to believe has committed sexual cyberharassment.

[1] § 784.049, Fla. Stat.