It could soon be a crime to send unsolicited nudes in Texas

A bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday will soon make it a crime to send unsolicited lewd images in Texas.

House Bill 2789 will make it a Class C misdemeanor to send unsolicited lewd photos by electronic means.

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The law applies to images depicting "any person engaging in sexual conduct," photos "with the person's intimate parts exposed" or "covered genitals of a male person that are in a discernibly turgid state."

The law will be added to the Texas Penal Code as unlawful electronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material. 

The law will take effect Sept. 1 unless vetoed by Abbott.

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