2016 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 2 - Offenses Against the Person
Chapter 16 - Voyeurism Offenses
§ 5-16-102. Voyeurism

AR Code ยง 5-16-102 (2016) What's This?

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "Nude or partially nude" means any person who has less than a fully opaque covering over the genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or breast of a female;

(2) "Private place" means a place where a person may reasonably expect to be safe from being observed without his or her knowledge and consent; and

(3) "Public accommodation" means a business, accommodation, refreshment, entertainment, recreation, or transportation facility where a good, service, facility, privilege, advantage, or accommodation is offered, sold, or otherwise made available to the public.

(b) A person commits the offense of voyeurism if for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification, he or she knowingly:

(1) Without the consent of each person who is present in the private place, personally or through the use of an unmanned vehicle or aircraft, looks into a private place that is, or is part of, a public accommodation and in which a person may reasonably be expected to be nude or partially nude; or

(2) Enters personally or through the use of an unmanned vehicle or aircraft another person's private property without the other person's consent and looks into any person's dwelling unit if all of the following apply:

(A) The person looks into the dwelling with the purpose to intrude upon or interfere with a person's privacy;

(B) The person looks into a part of the dwelling in which an individual is present;

(C) The individual present has a reasonable expectation of privacy in that part of the dwelling; and

(D) The individual present does not consent to the person's looking into that part of the dwelling.

(c) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (c)(2) of this section, a violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

(2) A violation of this section is a Class D felony if:

(A) A victim is under seventeen (17) years of age; and

(B) The person who commits the offense holds a position of trust or authority over the victim.

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