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Harassment – 18 P.S. § 2709(a)
A person commits the crime of harassment when, with intent to harass, annoy or alarm another, the person:
The first three of the aforementioned acts will constitute a summary offense. The last four acts will constitute a misdemeanor of the third degree.
“Communicate” means to conveys a message without intent of legitimate communication or address by oral, nonverbal, written or electronic means, including telephone, electronic mail, Internet, facsimile, telex, wireless communication or similar transmission.
“Course of conduct” means a pattern of actions composed of more than one act over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of conduct. This term includes lewd, lascivious, threatening or obscene words, language, drawings, caricatures, or actions, either in person or anonymously. Acts indicating a course of conduct which occur in more than one jurisdiction may be used by any other jurisdiction in which an act occurred as evidence of a continuing pattern of conduct or a course of conduct.
Cyber Harassment of a Child – 18 P.S. § 2709(a.1)
A person commits the crime of cyber harassment of a child if, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm, the person engages in a continuing course of conduct of making any of the following by electronic means directly to a child or by publication through an electronic social media device:
If a juvenile is charged with violating this statute, the Court shall give first consideration to referring the juvenile to a diversionary program. As part of this program, the Court may order the juvenile to participate in an educational program which includes the legal and non-legal consequences of cyber harassment. If the juvenile successfully completes the diversionary program, the juvenile’s records shall be expunged.
Commission of Cyber Harassment of a Child shall constitute a misdemeanor of the third degree.
An offense of harassment may be deemed to have been committed at either the place at which the communication or communications were made or at the place where the communication or communications were received. Acts indicating a course of conduct which occur in more than one jurisdiction may be used by any other jurisdiction in which an act occurred as evidence of a continuing pattern of conduct or a course of conduct. An offense of Cyber Harassment of a Child may be deemed to have been committed at the place where the child who is the subject of the communication resides.
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