SECTION 1. Section 105 of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end of subsection (b) the following new subsection:
(b½) Whoever willfully photographs, videotapes or electronically surveils a child under eighteen years of age who is nude or partially nude, with the intent to secretly conduct or hide such activity, when the other person in such place and circumstance would have a reasonable expectation of privacy in not being so photographed, videotaped or electronically surveilled, and without that person's knowledge and consent, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years or in a jail or house of correction for not more than 2½ years or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
SECTION 2. Said Section 105 of chapter 272 of the Generals Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding at the end of subsection (c) the following new subsection:
(c½) Whoever willfully disseminates the visual image of a child under eighteen years of age who is nude or partially nude with knowledge that such visual image was unlawfully obtained in violation of subsection (b), shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 10 years or in a jail or house of correction for not more than 2½ years or by a fine of not more than $50,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
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