Rosedale, NY asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for New York

Q: What steps to take if someone secretly recorded you doing sexual favorites without your consent

2 Lawyer Answers

Samuel C. Breslin

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Albany, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Depending on the circumstances, this could be a complicated issue. If they are trying to use the recordings to blackmail you, extort you, or threaten you, it could be a few different crimes (although the legislature passed the revenge porn law, I do not believe it’s been signed into law). If you believe they are going to release them, share them, etc., or if they already have, you should speak to an attorney who may be able to facilitate a conversation with police or prosecutors.

Kristen Epifania

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you want to pursue criminal action, you can file a complaint with the police. Depending on the case facts, it is possible that the individual will be charged with unlawful surveillance.

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