2020 Maryland Statutes
Criminal Law
Title 3 - Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 3 - Sexual Crimes
Section 3-325 - Use of Personal Identifying Information or the Identity of Another

    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Personal identifying information” has the meaning stated in § 8–301 of this article.

        (3)    “Sexual crime” means an act that would constitute a violation of this subtitle, § 3–602 of this title, § 3–902 of this title, or Title 11 of this article.

    (b)    A person may not use the personal identifying information or identity of an individual without consent to invite, encourage, or solicit another to commit a sexual crime against the individual.

    (c)    A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both.

    (d)    (1)    A State’s Attorney or the Attorney General may investigate and prosecute a violation of this section or a violation of any crime based on the act establishing a violation of this section.

        (2)    If the Attorney General exercises authority under paragraph (1) of this subsection, the Attorney General has all the powers and duties of a State’s Attorney, including the use of a grand jury in any county or Baltimore City, to investigate and prosecute the violation.

    (e)    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the prosecution of a violation of this section or for a violation of any crime based on the act establishing a violation of this section may be commenced in any county in which:

        (1)    an element of the crime occurred; or

        (2)    the victim resides.

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