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Law Targets Arrest Mugshot Websites

KSAL StaffJuly 9, 2014

People humiliated by online mugshots of their past arrests will soon have greater legal options.

A new law makes it a misdemeanor to publish police booking photos on websites and then seek money to take them photos down. The new crime will be punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The legislation, which was signed into law by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, also says people who suffer “humiliation or embarrassment” by such websites can sue for actual and punitive damages.

The Missouri legislation also applies to any information about a person’s name, address or charges that is published with the solicitation or acceptance of money to remove it.

The measure will take effect Aug. 28.

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