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MSHP Provides Summary Of New State Laws | Crime and courts

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Offense of illegal publication of certain information online (Section 565.240 RSMo) Currently, it is a Class C misdemeanor if a person commits the offense of illegally posting certain information on the internet if they knowingly post name, home address, security number social or telephone number of any person on the Internet intending to cause grievous bodily harm or death, or threatening to cause grievous bodily harm or death to that person.

This bill amends the current offense by adding “any other personally identifiable information”. If a person publishes the described information of a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, parole officer, judge, commissioner or prosecutor, or the information of an immediate family member of that officer, judge, commissioner or prosecutor, they must be guilty of a class E felony.

Sexual misconduct by police officers (Section 566.145 RSMo) The bill provides that a law enforcement officer who engages in sexual relations with a detainee or a prisoner who is in the custody of that officer will be guilty of a class E crime. A person also commits the offense if he or she is a probation and parole officer or a police officer or an employee or person assigned to work in a prison, prison or correctional facility and the person has a sexual conduct on duty and that the offense is committed under duress.

Illegal use of a laser pointer (Section 574.110 RSMo) This bill creates the offense of using a laser pointer, as defined in the bill, by knowingly directing light from a laser pointer at a uniformed security officer, including including a peace officer as defined in section 590.010 RSMo, security officer, firefighter, emergency medical worker or other municipal, state or federal officer in uniform. Violation of this offense is a Class A misdemeanor.


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