Virginia Intrusion Law

Virginia does not recognize intrusion claims. See WJLA-TV v. Levin, 564 S.E.2d 383, 395 n.5 (2002). However, there are several related causes of action that exist in Virginia.

First, it is a crime in Virginia to knowingly and intentionally videotape, photograph, or film any nonconsenting person if that person is nude or in state of undress so as to expose the genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast in a location where the person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. See Va. Code. Ann. 18.2-386.1

Second, Virginia has an anti-stalking statute, which makes it a crime to "on more than one occasion engage in conduct directed at another person with the intent to place, or when [you know] or reasonably should know that the conduct places that other person in reasonable fear of death, criminal sexual assault, or bodily injury to that other person or to that other person's family or household member." Va. Code. Ann. 18.2-60.3.



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