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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/11-23.5

    (720 ILCS 5/11-23.5)
    Sec. 11-23.5. Non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images.
    (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
        "Computer", "computer program", and "data" have the
    
meanings ascribed to them in Section 17-0.5 of this Code.
        "Image" includes a photograph, film, videotape,
    
digital recording, or other depiction or portrayal of an object, including a human body.
        "Intimate parts" means the fully unclothed, partially
    
unclothed or transparently clothed genitals, pubic area, anus, or if the person is female, a partially or fully exposed nipple, including exposure through transparent clothing.
        "Sexual act" means sexual penetration, masturbation,
    
or sexual activity.
        "Sexual activity" means any:
            (1) knowing touching or fondling by the victim or
        
another person or animal, either directly or through clothing, of the sex organs, anus, or breast of the victim or another person or animal for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal; or
            (2) any transfer or transmission of semen upon
        
any part of the clothed or unclothed body of the victim, for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the victim or another; or
            (3) an act of urination within a sexual context;
        
or
            (4) any bondage, fetter, or sadism masochism; or
            (5) sadomasochism abuse in any sexual context.
    (b) A person commits non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images when he or she:
        (1) intentionally disseminates an image of another
    
person:
            (A) who is at least 18 years of age; and
            (B) who is identifiable from the image itself or
        
information displayed in connection with the image; and
            (C) who is engaged in a sexual act or whose
        
intimate parts are exposed, in whole or in part; and
        (2) obtains the image under circumstances in which a
    
reasonable person would know or understand that the image was to remain private; and
        (3) knows or should have known that the person in the
    
image has not consented to the dissemination.
    (c) The following activities are exempt from the provisions of this Section:
        (1) The intentional dissemination of an image of
    
another identifiable person who is engaged in a sexual act or whose intimate parts are exposed when the dissemination is made for the purpose of a criminal investigation that is otherwise lawful.
        (2) The intentional dissemination of an image of
    
another identifiable person who is engaged in a sexual act or whose intimate parts are exposed when the dissemination is for the purpose of, or in connection with, the reporting of unlawful conduct.
        (3) The intentional dissemination of an image of
    
another identifiable person who is engaged in a sexual act or whose intimate parts are exposed when the images involve voluntary exposure in public or commercial settings.
        (4) The intentional dissemination of an image of
    
another identifiable person who is engaged in a sexual act or whose intimate parts are exposed when the dissemination serves a lawful public purpose.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to impose liability upon the following entities solely as a result of content or information provided by another person:
        (1) an interactive computer service, as defined in 47
    
U.S.C. 230(f)(2);
        (2) a provider of public mobile services or private
    
radio services, as defined in Section 13-214 of the Public Utilities Act; or
        (3) a telecommunications network or broadband
    
provider.
    (e) A person convicted under this Section is subject to the forfeiture provisions in Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
    (f) Sentence. Non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 98-1138, eff. 6-1-15.)

720 ILCS 5/11-24

    (720 ILCS 5/11-24)
    Sec. 11-24. Child photography by sex offender.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Child" means a person under 18 years of age.
    "Child sex offender" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 11-0.1 of this Code.
    (b) It is unlawful for a child sex offender to knowingly:
        (1) conduct or operate any type of business in
    
which he or she photographs, videotapes, or takes a digital image of a child; or
        (2) conduct or operate any type of business in
    
which he or she instructs or directs another person to photograph, videotape, or take a digital image of a child; or
        (3) photograph, videotape, or take a digital image of
    
a child, or instruct or direct another person to photograph, videotape, or take a digital image of a child without the consent of the parent or guardian.
    (c) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 2 felony. A person who violates this Section at a playground, park facility, school, forest preserve, day care facility, or at a facility providing programs or services directed to persons under 17 years of age is guilty of a Class 1 felony.
(Source: P.A. 95-983, eff. 6-1-09; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Subdiv. 25

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Subdiv. 25 heading)
SUBDIVISION 25. OTHER OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-25

    (720 ILCS 5/11-25)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-428)
    Sec. 11-25. Grooming.
    (a) A person commits grooming when he or she knowingly uses a computer on-line service, Internet service, local bulletin board service, or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child, a child's guardian, or another person believed by the person to be a child or a child's guardian, to commit any sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act, to distribute photographs depicting the sex organs of the child, or to otherwise engage in any unlawful sexual conduct with a child or with another person believed by the person to be a child.
    (b) Sentence. Grooming is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 98-919, eff. 1-1-15.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-428)
    Sec. 11-25. Grooming.
    (a) A person commits grooming when he or she knowingly uses a computer on-line service, Internet service, local bulletin board service, or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child, a child's guardian, or another person believed by the person to be a child or a child's guardian, to commit any sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act, to distribute photographs depicting the sex organs of the child, or to otherwise engage in any unlawful sexual conduct with a child or with another person believed by the person to be a child. As used in this Section, "child" means a person under 17 years of age.
    (b) Sentence. Grooming is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 100-428, eff. 1-1-18.)

720 ILCS 5/11-26

    (720 ILCS 5/11-26)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 100-428)
    Sec. 11-26. Traveling to meet a minor.
    (a) A person commits the offense of traveling to meet a minor when he or she travels any distance either within this State, to this State, or from this State by any means, attempts to do so, or causes another to do so or attempt to do so for the purpose of engaging in any sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act, or to otherwise engage in other unlawful sexual conduct with a child or with another person believed by the person to be a child after using a computer on-line service, Internet service, local bulletin board service, or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or to attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child or a child's guardian, or another person believed by the person to be a child or a child's guardian, for such purpose.
    (b) Sentence. Traveling to meet a minor is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 95-901, eff. 1-1-09.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 100-428)
    Sec. 11-26. Traveling to meet a child.
    (a) A person commits traveling to meet a child when he or she travels any distance either within this State, to this State, or from this State by any means, attempts to do so, or causes another to do so or attempt to do so for the purpose of engaging in any sex offense as defined in Section 2 of the Sex Offender Registration Act, or to otherwise engage in other unlawful sexual conduct with a child or with another person believed by the person to be a child after using a computer on-line service, Internet service, local bulletin board service, or any other device capable of electronic data storage or transmission to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or to attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child or a child's guardian, or another person believed by the person to be a child or a child's guardian, for such purpose. As used in this Section, "child" means a person under 17 years of age.
    (b) Sentence. Traveling to meet a child is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 100-428, eff. 1-1-18.)

720 ILCS 5/11-30

    (720 ILCS 5/11-30) (was 720 ILCS 5/11-9)
    Sec. 11-30. Public indecency.
    (a) Any person of the age of 17 years and upwards who performs any of the following acts in a public place commits a public indecency:
        (1) An act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct; or
        (2) A lewd exposure of the body done with intent to
    
arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of the person.
    Breast-feeding of infants is not an act of public indecency.
    (b) "Public place" for purposes of this Section means any place where the conduct may reasonably be expected to be viewed by others.
    (c) Sentence.
    Public indecency is a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of a third or subsequent violation for public indecency is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Public indecency is a Class 4 felony if committed by a person 18 years of age or older who is on or within 500 feet of elementary or secondary school grounds when children are present on the grounds.
(Source: P.A. 96-1098, eff. 1-1-11; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-35

    (720 ILCS 5/11-35) (was 720 ILCS 5/11-7)
    Sec. 11-35. Adultery.
    (a) A person commits adultery when he or she has sexual intercourse with another not his or her spouse, if the behavior is open and notorious, and
    (1) The person is married and knows the other person involved in such intercourse is not his spouse; or
    (2) The person is not married and knows that the other person involved in such intercourse is married.
    A person shall be exempt from prosecution under this Section if his liability is based solely on evidence he has given in order to comply with the requirements of Section 4-1.7 of "The Illinois Public Aid Code", approved April 11, 1967, as amended.
    (b) Sentence.
    Adultery is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)