HB 428

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House May 17, 2022
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Offenses Relating To Children.


All too often, persons who produce or transmit images of partially nude children cannot be prosecuted under our current statutes because our current statutes only criminalize images of a child engaging in a sexual act or if the child is nude. This bill seeks to remedy this problem by adding “partial nudity” to the definition of “prohibited sexual act”. By doing so, this bill criminalizes the photographing or filming of a partially nude child as well as the production, publication, transmission, selling, distribution, and dissemination of photographs or images of partially nude children if the child in such image or photograph is scantily clothed, posed provocatively, or otherwise posed with the obvious intent to arose, and such image of photograph is intended for the purpose of sexual stimulation or gratification of any individual who may view such image or photograph. Under this bill, such crime would be a class D felony punishable by up to an 8-year jail sentence.

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May 17, 2022


Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House

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