13-2916 - Use of an electronic communication to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass; applicability; classification; definition
13-2916. Use of an electronic communication to
terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass; applicability;
A. It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten or
harass a specific person or persons, to do any of the following:
1. Direct any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious
act to the person in an electronic communication.
2. Threaten to inflict physical harm to any person or property in any electronic
3. Otherwise disturb by repeated anonymous, unwanted or unsolicited electronic
communications the peace, quiet or right of privacy of the person at the place where the
communications were received.
B. Any offense committed by use of an electronic communication as set forth in this
section is deemed to have been committed at either the place where the communications
originated or at the place where the communications were received.
C. This section does not apply to constitutionally protected speech or activity or
to any other activity authorized by law.
D. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.
E. For the purposes of this section, "electronic communication" means a wire line,
cable, wireless or cellular telephone call, a text message, an instant message or