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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 063 : OBSCENITY

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 2802)
  • § 2802. Disseminating indecent material to a minor in the presence of the minor

    (a) No person may, with knowledge of its character and content, sell, lend, distribute, or give away to a minor:

    (1) any picture, photograph, drawing, sculpture, motion picture film, or similar visual representation or image, including any such representation or image which is stored electronically, of a person or portion of the human body which depicts nudity, sexual conduct, or sado-masochistic abuse and which is harmful to minors; or

    (2) any book, pamphlet, magazine, printed matter however reproduced, or sound recording which contains any matter enumerated in subdivision (1) of this subsection, or explicit and detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual excitement, sexual conduct, or sado-masochistic abuse and which, taken as a whole, is harmful to minors.

    (b) No person may, with knowledge of the character and content of a motion picture, show, or other presentation which, in whole or in part, depicts nudity, sexual conduct, or sado-masochistic abuse, and which is harmful to minors:

    (1) exhibit such a motion picture, show, or other presentation to a minor; or

    (2) sell or give away to a minor an admission ticket or pass to premises whereon there is exhibited or to be exhibited such a motion picture, show, or other presentation; or

    (3) admit a minor to premises whereon there is exhibited or to be exhibited such a motion picture, show, or other presentation.

    (c) This section shall apply only to acts occurring in the presence of the minor. (Amended 1967, No. 340 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 23, 1968; 1999, No. 124 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 2001, No. 41, § 7.)