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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. 2017 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.

Revisor's Note:

Section was amended twice in the 2011 session, see also 21-5428a.

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