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      RS 14:81.5     


§81.5.  Unlawful possession of videotape of protected persons under R.S. 15:440.1 et seq.

A.  It is unlawful for any person to knowingly and intentionally possess, sell, duplicate, distribute, transfer, or copy any films, recordings, videotapes, audio tapes, or other visual, audio, or written reproductions, of any recording of videotapes of protected persons provided in R.S. 15:440.1 through 440.6.

B.  For purposes of this Section, "videotape" means the visual recording on a magnetic tape, film, videotape, compact disc, digital versatile disc, digital video disc, audio tape, written visual or audio reproduction or by other electronic means together with the associated oral record.

C.  The provisions of this statute shall not apply to persons acting pursuant to a court order or exempted by R.S. 15:440.5 or by persons who in the course and scope of their employment are in possession of the videotape, including the office of community services, any law enforcement agency or its authorized agents and personnel, the office of the district attorney and its assistant district attorneys and authorized personnel, and the agency or organization producing the videotape, including Children Advocacy Centers.

D.  Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

Acts 2008, No. 86, §1.

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