2017 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 200 - Crimes Against the Person
NRS 200.737 - Use of electronic communication device by minor to possess, transmit or distribute sexual images of minor; penalties.

Universal Citation: NV Rev Stat § 200.737 (2017)

1. A minor shall not knowingly and willfully use an electronic communication device to transmit or distribute a sexual image of himself or herself to another person.

2. A minor shall not knowingly and willfully use an electronic communication device to transmit or distribute a sexual image of another minor who is older than, the same age as or not more than 4 years younger than the minor transmitting the sexual image.

3. A minor shall not knowingly and willfully possess a sexual image that was transmitted or distributed as described in subsection 1 or 2 if the minor who is the subject of the sexual image is older than, the same age as or not more than 4 years younger than the minor who possesses the sexual image. It is an affirmative defense to a violation charged pursuant to this subsection if the minor who possesses a sexual image:

(a) Did not knowingly purchase, procure, solicit or request the sexual image or take any other action to cause the sexual image to come into his or her possession; and

(b) Promptly and in good faith, and without retaining or allowing any person, other than a law enforcement agency or a school official, to access any sexual image:

(1) Took reasonable steps to destroy each image; or

(2) Reported the matter to a law enforcement agency or a school official and gave the law enforcement agency or school official access to each image.

4. A minor who violates subsection 1:

(a) For the first violation:

(1) Is a child in need of supervision, as that term is used in title 5 of NRS, and is not a delinquent child; and

(2) Is not considered a sex offender or juvenile sex offender and is not subject to registration or community notification as a juvenile sex offender pursuant to title 5 of NRS, or as a sex offender pursuant to NRS 179D.010 to 179D.550, inclusive.

(b) For the second or a subsequent violation:

(1) Commits a delinquent act, and the court may order the detention of the minor in the same manner as if the minor had committed an act that would have been a misdemeanor if committed by an adult; and

(2) Is not considered a sex offender or juvenile sex offender and is not subject to registration or community notification as a juvenile sex offender pursuant to title 5 of NRS, or as a sex offender pursuant to NRS 179D.010 to 179D.550, inclusive.

5. A minor who violates subsection 2:

(a) Commits a delinquent act, and the court may order the detention of the minor in the same manner as if the minor had committed an act that would have been a misdemeanor if committed by an adult; and

(b) Is not considered a sex offender or juvenile sex offender and is not subject to registration or community notification as a juvenile sex offender pursuant to title 5 of NRS, or as a sex offender pursuant to NRS 179D.010 to 179D.550, inclusive.

6. A minor who violates subsection 3:

(a) Is a child in need of supervision, as that term is used in title 5 of NRS, and is not a delinquent child; and

(b) Is not considered a sex offender or juvenile sex offender and is not subject to registration or community notification as a juvenile sex offender pursuant to title 5 of NRS, or as a sex offender pursuant to NRS 179D.010 to 179D.550, inclusive.

7. As used in this section:

(a) “Electronic communication device” means any electronic device that is capable of transmitting or distributing a sexual image, including, without limitation, a cellular phone, personal digital assistant, computer, computer network and computer system.

(b) “Minor” means a person who is under 18 years of age.

(c) “School official” means a principal, vice principal, school counselor or school police officer.

(d) “Sexual conduct” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 200.700.

(e) “Sexual image” means any visual depiction, including, without limitation, any photograph or video, of a minor simulating or engaging in sexual conduct or of a minor as the subject of a sexual portrayal.

(f) “Sexual portrayal” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 200.700.

(Added to NRS by 2011, 1060)

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