HOUSE BILL 163
51st legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2014
Kelly K. Fajardo
RELATING TO CRIME; AMENDING A SECTION OF THE CRIMINAL CODE TO PROVIDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION OF IMAGES OF ANY PERSON'S INTIMATE PARTS TO A CHILD.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 30-37-3.3 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2007, Chapter 67, Section 1) is amended to read:
"30-37-3.3. CRIMINAL SEXUAL COMMUNICATION WITH A CHILD--PENALTY.--
A. Criminal sexual communication with a child consists of a person knowingly and intentionally communicating directly with a specific child under sixteen years of age by sending the child obscene images of [the] any person's intimate parts by means of an electronic communication device when the perpetrator is at least four years older than the child.
B. Whoever commits sexual communication with a child is guilty of a fourth degree felony.
C. As used in this section:
(1) "electronic communication device" means a computer, video recorder, digital camera, fax machine, telephone, pager or any other device that can produce an electronically generated image; and
(2) "intimate parts" means the primary genital area, groin, buttocks, anus or breast."
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