Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2016 Legislative Session

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Statute Number:21-5428
Chapter Title:CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Article Title:CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS
Tax Type:All
Brief Description:Blackmail.
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21-5428.Blackmail.(a) Blackmail is intentionally gaining or attempting to gain anything of value or compelling or attempting to compel another to act against such person’s will, by threatening to:
(1) Communicate accusations or statements about any person that would subject such person or any other person to public ridicule, contempt or degradation; or
(2) disseminate any videotape, photograph, film or image obtained in violation of K.S.A. 2016 Supp.21-6101(a)(6) or (a)(8), and amendments thereto.
(b) Blackmail as defined in:
(1) Subsection (a)(1) is a severity level 7, nonperson felony; and
(2) subsection (a)(2) is a severity level 4, person felony.
History:L. 2010, ch. 136, 64; L. 2011, ch. 63, 2; L. 2012, ch. 166, 3; L. 2016, ch. 96, 3; July 1.



Date Composed: 11/10/2016 Date Modified: 11/14/2016

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